“What happens to young children who die? If you’ve ever wondered about the so-called “Age of Accountability”, or how “Original Sin” relates to infants, this small book can help.”
…Many of the greatest of the Reformed divines have been overwhelmed with what they grant is on this point – the objective force of Baptism – the faith of all the fathers and of the entire Christian Church through all the ages before the rise of Calvinism. – From Chapter 43.
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What happens to young children who die?
Dr Krauth answers this question by a thorough review of the theology of Reformed scholar Dr. Charles Hodge. If you’ve ever wondered about the age of accountability, or how original sin relates to infants, this small book can help.
There are but two developed systems in the world that claim with any show of probability to be purely Biblical. These systems are the Lutheran and the Calvinistic. They possess a common basis in their recognition of the same rule of faith; their profession of the Old Catholic faith as set forth in the three General Creeds; in their acknowledgment of the doctrine of justification by faith and of its great associated doctrines; and they have vast interests, great stakes, mighty bonds of sympathy in common. No two bodies of Christians have more reason for thoroughly understanding each other than Calvinists and Lutherans have, and no two parts of Christendom are closer together in some vital respects than consistent Calvinism and consistent Lutheranism. It is well worth their while to compare views.
Infants, Infant Baptism, and Infant Salvation In The Calvinistic System
The Westminster Confession And Elect Infants
How Are Confessions To Be Interpreted?
The Salvation Of Infants Dependent On Absolute Personal Election
Infants Elect And Reprobate
Infants Worthy Of Perdition
Actual Perdition Of Infants According To Calvinism
Presumption And Assurance In Regard To Infants
The Election of Children and their Death
Hereditary Rights Of Infants
Hereditary Exemption From The Common Lot
Cutting Off Of Infants From The Covenant
Elect Parents And Elect Infants
A Pious Fiction
Baptism And Anabaptism
Grace Before Baptism.
Baptism Without Objective Force
Definition Of Baptism
Baptism Of Non-elect Infants
Infants Outside Of The Church
Calvinism And Anabaptism
Children Of Unbelievers – Reprobate Infants
The Secret Impediment
Non-elect Infants Have No Right To Baptism
Calvinism Without A Logical Argument Against Anabaptism
The Means Of Grace In Their Relation To Infants
Calvinistic Doctrine Of The Church In Its Bearing On Infant Salvation
Calvinism And Romanism On Infant Salvation
Calvinism And Pelagianism
Calvinism And Arminianism, On The Election And Reprobation Of Infants, And The Insane
The Synod Of Dort
Severity Of The Calvinistic Spirit
The Confession And Apology Of The Arminians And The Calvinistic Censure
The Great Calvinistic Divines Against The Arminians
The Arminians Against The Calvinists
The Westminster Assembly (1643–45)
Attempts At Mitigation Of The Calvinistic Doctrine Of Infant Damnation
(1) Limbus Infantum
(2) Infant Annihilation
(3) Mediating Tendency
(4) Lutheranizing Tendency
(5) Reformed Liturgies
Outline And General Estimate Of Dr. Hodge’s Systematic Theology