|The print copy of Krauth's Infant Baptism and Salvation in Calvinism can be found here on Amazon.|
Charles Krauth is a famous name among Lutherans, and he deserves to be read more often. A group of us were discussing Calvinism when I picked up my copy of Infant Baptism and began reading it. This is a great resource to have, especially since so many Lutherans have retreated from the Reformation and found aid and comfort in Calvinistic and Pentecostal institutions. Krauth is generous in his comments about Calvinism having similarities with the Lutheran Confessions. However, his quotations on this topic are devastating to the cause of Zwingli, Calvin, and their disciples. One shocking theme is the casual attitude toward Holy Baptism. The children of the elect do not need baptism, because they are born saved. But the other babies are lost to perdition, even when they are given this sacrament, this visible Word of Gospel Promise.
The free ebook of Krauth's Infant Baptism and Salvation can be found here - Lutheran Library Publishing Ministry.
All other things are but the casket; truth is the jewel of the Church.
Error may look plausible on one or two sides, but the more you multiply the points of view, the more obvious become her deformities.
Whatever may be the judgment pronounced by men upon the Bible is a judgment on themselves.
Hard doubts are the penalties of hard thought; strong faith is its reward.
It is not so much the difficulties that make the skeptic, as the skeptic who makes the difficulties.
A full love of the truth always makes a man morally brave.
Neutrality between good and evil always means secret sympathy with the evil; not, indeed, necessarily the concurrence of the judgment with the evil, but something in the moral state of the man in affinity with it.
The neutral man is controlled by supreme love of self. The question of right is to him nothing.
In the great battle of life, the secret of doing good, soldierly work, is to get upon a substantial hobby, and ride it with all your might.
A good man is a Shekinah. God dwells in him.
Energy without system is a giant without eyes, as system without energy is simply a steam-engine without the steam.
Music is more natural to man than speech. We all sing sooner than we talk.
Truth must proscribe, or be proscribed.
Oral tradition is a most un-Protestant species of evidence. The mouth is a Papist, the pen is a Protestant.
“He said,” is Romish; “It is written,” is Lutheran.