Improving Our Baptism
Ever consider how you might improve your baptism?
Baptism is not something we typically think about as “improvable.” It’s a one-time, means-of-grace event, administered to a new professing believer entering into the visible covenant community of the local church. The waters don’t create a new spiritual life, but signify the regenerating and renewing work Jesus has already done in the baptized.
No, we can’t go back and improve the quality (or quantity) of our faith when we were baptized. We can’t improve the character of the baptizer, or change who was in attendance, or how clean the water was, or anything like that. None of these can be improved upon —and don’t need to be.
So, at first pass, the idea of “improving our baptism” can come off a little silly. But strange as it may sound, talk like that has some good Reformed precedent.
It’s Question 167…