May a person, who has fallen from his Baptismal covenant, return to it?

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Yes, he may. For even though he has fallen from his Baptismal covenant, God is nevertheless faithful and on His part the Baptismal covenant remains in force. In His grace God calls the fallen to return to their Baptismal covenant, and draws them to Himself. Nothing gives God more joy, than a sinner’s return to Him.

Jer. 3:22: Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings.

2 Tim. 2:13: If we believe not, yet He abideth faithful; He cannot deny himself.

Is. 54:10: For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but My kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of My peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee.

Luke 15:32: It was meet that we should make merry and be glad, for this brother was dead, and is alive again, and was lost, and is found.

Assignment: Read Luke 15.

Luther: “Let every one esteem his Baptism as a daily dress in which he is to walk constantly, that he may ever be found in the faith and its fruits, that he suppress the old man and grow up on the new.”