Have You Been Neglecting Your Baby?

How irresponsible Adam and Eve would have been, if they had let their babies grow up unclothed — and if they as parents had waited many years until their offspring finally decided for them-selves whether they wanted to wear clothes or not! Is it then not also irresponsible today, when some Christian parents refuse to clothe their own infants with the garment and badge of baptism (as the sign and seal of cleansing with the blood of Jesus)? Is such neglect not a serious exposure of their prone-to-sin and naked babies to all the attacks of Satan?

The Protestant Reformer John Calvin was probably the greatest Bible commentator of all time even according to most of those of his opponents who have taken the trouble to read his writings. In his commentary on Galatians, he discussed the Apostle's statement (that as many of you as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ). He remarked that Paul "employs the metaphor of a ‘garment’ when he says that the Galatians have put on Christ. And by this metaphor, Paul means that they are