Have You Been Neglecting Your Baby?

 cf. Joel 2:16,23,28-32.    57. I Peter 1:1-2; 3:3,6,20 21; 5:5f. 58. Acts 10:2,44-48; 11:15-16 — cf. 2:38-39.     59. Calvin: Commentary on Acts 11:17. 60. Acts 16:14-15; 16:30-33; 18:8; I Corinthians 1:16; 16:15. 61. I Corinthians 7:14 — cf. Romans 11:16.     62. I Corinthians 10:1-4 — cf. note 19 above. 63. John 1:25-31 esp v 31; 3:22-26 — cf. Mark 1:4-8. 64. I John 2:1,12-13,18,20,28 — cf. 3:9-10,18. 65. Revelation 22:4; 21:27; 2:14,17,23; 3:12; 7:3-4; 14:1

 cf. Matthew 28:19 and

note 19. 66. Note that baptism is rightly administered by pouring or sprink-ling water upon the person (Hebrews 9:13,19-22; Acts 2:41; 16:33; Mark 7:4). Not only those that do actually profess faith in and obedience unto Christ (Mark 16:15-16; Acts 8:37-38) but also the infants of one or both parents are to be baptized (Genesis 17:7,9; Galatians 3:9,14: Colossians 2:11-12; Acts 2:38-39; Romans 4:11-12; I Corinthians 7:14; Matthew 28:19; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15), and "it be a great sin to contemn or neglect this ordinance (Luke 7:30; Exodus 4:24-26)."   Thus the Westminster Confession 28:3-5 — cf. too the Westminster Larger Catechism Q. 166 and see further note 36 above. 67. Acts 9:18; 22:16; 1 Corinthians 7:14.      68. Joshua 5:8-9 — cf. notes 19 and 4648 above. 69. Psalm 2:5 (KJV cf NIV).     70. Psalm 2:12 — cf. 2 Corinthians 5:20 (NIV) with notes 30-34 and 40-41. 71. Psalm 2:12 (NIV); 2:5 (KJV cf. NIV).     72. Matthew 18:2-6 — cf. vv 10,11,14 (NIV). 73. Acts 2:38-39 (NIV).     74. Psalm 128:3 (NIV).     75. Psalm 128:6 (NIV).