John Owen on the children of believers and God’s covenant

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... (2.) Households were constantly reckoned unto the Church, when the Heads of the Families were entered into Covenant, Luk. 19.9. Act. 16.15. Rom. 16.10, 11. 1 Cor. 1.16. 2 Tim. 4.19.

(3.) Children to belong unto, and have an Interest in their Parents’ Covenant; not only in the promise of it, which gives them Right unto Baptism; but in the Profession of it in the Church Covenant, which gives them a Right unto all the Privileges of the Church, whereof they are capable, until they voluntarily relinquish their claim unto them.

(4.) Baptizing the Children of Church Members, giving them thereby an Admission into the visible Catholic Church, puts an Obligation on the Officers of the Church, to take care, what in them lieth, that they may be kept and preserved meet Members of it, by a due watch over them, and instruction of them. ...

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