2005 PPL Sanctity of Human Life Bulletin Insert Print

"Whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me."
Matthew 18:5 (KJV)

"God pronounces that he adopts our infants as his children, before they are born."
John Calvin in The Institutes of the Christian Religion, Book IV, Chapter 15

John Calvin wrote that "The offspring of believers is born holy, because believers' children, while yet in the womb are included in the covenant of eternal life...Nor are they admitted into the Church by baptism on any other ground than that they belonged to the body of Christ before they were born."