1. We also should note that with Tertullian, that along with baptism there was also continuing “instruction”. In the last paragraph he adds the truth that with baptism comes the historic and spiritual need of the “amplification” in the knowledge of the sacrament from Christ’s complete life, etc. Indeed baptism is a must for Reformed Christians, but not the vessel itself of regeneration; it is the “sign” and “seal” however.
    Fr. R.


  2. Fr. Robert, I am not sure of the gap between Calvin and the Fathers – both see it as a sign and a seal and a must.

    Further, Tertullian would see instruction as a major part of the Christian and I cannot disagree with him.


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