Baptismal Regeneration

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  1. JoeLaughon

    JoeLaughon Member Anglican

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    While I would classify myself as a High Church Anglican, I have always leaned to the Reformed/Protestant side of Anglicanism.

    I've always had a difficult time how baptismal regeneration operates in a Reformed/Protestant understanding of soteriology.

    Any fellow Reformed Anglicans care to help explain?
     
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    realdocphil New Member Anglican

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    Im attending an Anglican church too. I love the incense and the how its used preparing for the Sacraments
     
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    Botolph Well-Known Member

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    I cant get what I wsnt at the moment however there is a thread on article 27 wich discussed baptism and the question of discernable difference.
     
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    I'd venture to say that there is no one Reformed perspective on baptismal regeneration. And even Calvin has very intriguing passages in that direction.

    Although he makes some statements against baptism = regeneration, https://www.puritanboard.com/threads/calvin-and-baptismal-regeneration.54493/,

    He also has this famous passage in favor of it:

    And in his Geneva Catechism, he makes quite categorical statements that seem to equate baptism and regeneration:
    http://unsettledchristianity.com/john-calvin-on-baptismal-regeneration/

    And in his Commentary on Deuteronomy:
    https://scriptureveracity.wordpress...sed-as-an-advocate-of-baptismal-regeneration/
     
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    I have wrestled some with this question in the past and after reading Hooker and Boultbee, this is what I came up with:

    http://prydain.wordpress.com/thoughts-on-baptism/

    It may be that the efficacy of baptism depends on whether one is a member of the elect. But I explain that at more length in the post linked above.
     
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    Thank you for that. I quite enjoyed it.
     

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