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5 Mt 13:22.

6 Heb 12:29.


ARTICLE 17

CHILDREN OF BELIEVERS WHO DIE IN INFANCY

We must judge concerning the will of God from His Word, which declares that the children of believers are holy, not by nature but in virtue of the covenant of grace, in which they are included with their parents.1 Therefore, God-fearing parents ought not to doubt the election and salvation of their children whom God calls out of this life in their infancy.2

1 Gen 17:7; Is 59:21.

2 Acts 2:39; 1 Cor 7:14.


ARTICLE 18

NOT PROTEST BUT ADORATION

To those who complain about this grace of undeserved election and the severity of righteous reprobation,1 we reply with this word of the apostle: But who are you, O man, to talk back to