Martim Warth

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Sacred Theology (STM)


Systematic Theology

First Advisor

Robert Preus

Scripture References in this Resource

1 Peter 1:23; Genesis 17:5; Matthew 26:26-28; Matthew 28:19; Mark 16:16; Matthew 3:13-17; Ephesians 5:26; Genesis 3:24; Numbers 21:9; Genesis 17:5; Titus 3:5; John 3:5; Matthew 3:13-17; Acts 8:17; John 1:32; 1 John 5:6; John 19:34; 1 Peter 1:2; Galatians 3:27; Mark 10:14; Matthew 19:13-15; Mark 10:14; Matthew 18:3; Luke 18:15-17; Mark 10:13-16; Matthew 2:16; Luke 1:41; Matthew 18:10; 1 John 2:13; Matthew 8:1-13; Luke 18:15-17; Matthew 18:3; Psalm 106:37-38


This thesis was motivated by the question often raised in the classroom about the relation of faith to the regeneration in baptism. The question can be formulated in many ways. Is faith the presupposition for regeneration? What difference is there between faith and regeneration? Must faith precede baptism? What type of faith is given in baptism? What is faith without understanding of the Word of God? If baptism regenerates the infants who do not have preceding faith, what does baptism effect in the adult who already has faith? Can we still speak of regeneration in adult baptism? Or is baptism only a sign for the adult! Must baptism be regarded as a confession of faith?

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