Paedobaptists don't say their children are believers. Neither does being the offspring of Abraham make you a believer. It's apparent that Credo's don't understand the Paedo position and I'm sure I don't understand your view as well as I should.

The Covenant of Grace can be viewed from two different perspectives: individually and corporately. If I understand the credobaptist view correctly it can or should be looked at only individually. However if you want to better understand the paedobaptist view you have to understand how it can be viewed corporately. In the Old Testament the children of Israel were the covenant people of God and in the New Testament the Church of Jesus Christ has that distinction.

In one sense the Covenant of Grace is a purely legal arrangement for the realization of a spiritual end, and in another sense it's an end in itself.


When I survey the wondrous cross on which the Prince of Glory died, my richest gain I count but loss and pour contempt on all my pride. - Isaac Watts