I. The Benefits of Baptism
A. Baptism is a sign and seal of the covenant of grace.
B. Baptism is a sign and seal of ingrafting into Christ.
C. Baptism is a sign and seal of regeneration.
D. Baptism is a sign and seal of remission of sins.
E. Baptism is a sign and seal of the Christian giving up unto God through Jesus Christ.
II. The Nature of Proper Baptism
A. The outward element to be used is water.
B. The party being baptized is to be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.
C. Baptism to be administered by a lawfully called minister of the Gospel
III. The Proper mode of Baptism is to be by sprinkling, not by immersion.
IV. The children and infants of professing believers are to be baptized as well.
V. The relationship of Baptism to salvation
A. Baptism not necessary for salvation
B. Salvation should not be assumed just because one is baptized.
VI. The Efficacy of Baptism
A. Not tied to that moment of time it is administered
B. With the right use of this ordinance the grace promised is really exhibited
and conferred by the Holy Ghost
to those whom that grace belongs to according to the counsel of God's own will.