Reformed Theology Honoring Catholic Baptism. Why?  Calvinism

Honoring Catholic Baptism. Why?

Reformed Theology Honoring Catholic Baptism. Why?  Calvinism
Honoring Catholic Baptism. Why?

I am confused as to why some presbyterian churches honor (meaning no rebaptism) an infant baptism of someone born into Catholicism. My understanding is that the reformed view of baptism is that it is a sign of the new covenant administered to believers and the children of believers.

If we disagree with the Catholic understanding of salvation, then how do we know the person that professes faith later in life had believing parents at the time they were baptized in a catholic church (as an infant).

The reason I ask is because at times reformed theology almost seems like the opposite of catholicism. This one thing seems like a contradiction. It also brings up questions of whether or not reformed churches should be in ecumenical talks with Catholic and Orthodox churches.

Any help would be appreciated.

I am confused as to why some presbyterian churches honor (meaning no rebaptism) an infant baptism of someone born into Catholicism. My understanding is that the reformed view of baptism is that it is a sign of the new covenant administered to believers and the children of believers.If we disagree with the Catholic understanding of salvation, then how do we know the person that professes faith later in life had believing parents at the time they were baptized in a catholic church (as an infant).The reason I ask is because at times reformed theology almost seems like the opposite of catholicism. This one thing seems like a contradiction. It also brings up questions of whether or not reformed churches should be in ecumenical talks with Catholic and Orthodox churches.Any help would be appreciated.
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