Calvinist Critique of 2003 “Auburn Affirmation” – Refutation of the Hypercovenantal Sacramentology of Reverend S. Wilkins

8) “Suffer the little children to come to Me” indeed includes babies (or at least toddlers who could toddle to Jesus), but has nothing to do with the Eucharist from which also Rev. Wilkins would exclude babies (yet not exclude toddlers).   If he wishes to use this text to support Paedocommunion, he should admit even babies thereto.   But he admits babies only to Baptism, but not to the Lord’s Supper.   And herein he rightly differentiates between those two Sacraments. 

9) Circumcision is not the sign of faith, but only of the righteousness of faith (Romans 4:11). Yet though Circumcision (like Baptism) is intended only for those who appear to be God’s regenerate children (even when infants) — Esau was never regenerated (either before or during or after being circumcised).   This disproves Rev. Wilkins’s sacramentalistic view of Baptism.