A woman who belongs to Christ
Have a baby.
This baby though, belonging to the man and woman who belong to Christ, should not be thought of as one upon whom Christ has a claim of ownership and so should not be baptized.
The baby is old enough to claim that Christ is owned by him.
And yet, the parents do not wait before being responsible for the child until the child asks the parents into their lives.
Tom Wolfson responds,
Repentance and faith are evidence of election, more so than the parents being saved, unless you contend that no saved couple ever gave birth to a reprobate.
I contend that the recidivism rate for adults baptized by Baptists is likely worse than the recidivism rate for Reformed babies baptized in keeping with God’s command and promises. As such man’s claim of “repentance and faith” is no better evidence of election than the waters of Baptism. Indeed, they are worse evidence since faith and repentance are about man’s claim on God while Baptism is about God’s claim on man.
Besides, who said Babies can’t have faith?
But You are He who took Me out of the womb; You made Me trust while on My mother’s breasts. Psalm 22:9