Saturday, February 22, 2014

FAITH AND THE FONT: Baptism and Regeneration

By Roger Salter
Special to
February 22, 2014

There are two versions within the Christian Church of the nature of regeneration: the strictly sacramental and the advocacy of the sufficiency of the immediate secret stirrings of the Holy Spirit in the individual soul without external instrumentality.

The debate entails the question as to whether the outward sign of saving grace is necessarily tied to the inward gift, or whether sacraments are symbolic of the action of the Holy Spirit which is not tied to a specific moment in time and especially to the point of human administration.

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