Article IV Small Catechism by Luther What does Baptism give or profit?--Answer. It works forgiveness of sins, delivers from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare. So this raises questions. Baptism forgives sin? Baptism delievers from death/devil? Baptism gives eternal salvation? HOW? How does any magic-water do for my soul what Christ has already done on the cross? To WHOM? Luther says this magic-water does it "to all who believe this". Obviously this eliminates babies who cannot believe "this" (doctrine). So is baptism "mis-placed" on an infant and should be for a "believer"? Odd today that we applaud Luther for the moral courage to start openly trying to reform and clean up a perverted church, but we surely can't agree with his continued adherence to perverted doctrine. Neither he nor Luther's followers repudiate the heresy of infant baptism for salvation. Of all the false doctrines taught by "christians" today, the idea of salvation through baptism is one of the most damning! Thoughts?