God’s Invitation to the Party

We Presbyterians baptize infants for one very important reason: it ensures that they have a permanent invitation to the biggest party in the Church – actually it is the biggest party of all time. We believe that the practice of circumcision that sealed Hebrew children into God’s Covenant with Israel of old has been replaced by baptism in the New Covenant in Jesus Christ. When we baptize children we believe they are and grafted into Christ and into His Church. Therefore, from the very beginning children are invited to the Lord’s Table as full participants. They may eat the bread and drink the wine even before they fully understand its meaning – as long as their parents teach them as they go. There are absolutely no second-class citizens in the Presbyterian Church – especially the little ones!