Puritan Board Post-Graduate
Since we are to judge of the will of God from His Word, which testifies that the children of believers are holy, not by nature, but in virtue of the covenant of grace, in which they together with the parents are comprehended, godly parents ought not to doubt the election and salvation of their children whom it pleases God to call out of this life in their infancy.
Elect infants, dying in infancy, are regenerated, and saved by Christ, through the Spirit, who worketh when, and where, and how he pleaseth: so also are all other elect persons who are incapable of being outwardly called by the ministry of the Word.
I was wondering if someone could give me some background to the WCF statement on infant salvation. Specifically, I would like to answer the question: do you think that the CD goes further in its statement than the WCF, and if so, why?
I get the impression that the WCF is, in a sense, a compromise for those who may have objected to those who would have leaned towards more 'explicit' CD statement.