Our baptism, then, is Christ’s baptism, which the church must use, the symbol of our acceptance before God. By this symbol for the first time our regeneration and renewal through the Holy Spirit are offered and presented by words and washing in water, out of God’s kindness towards us in Christ earlier revealed to us. By it we are first consecrated to and ingrafted into the Father, the son and the Holy Spirit.
~ Martin Bucer What Should Be Believed About the Baptism of Infants (1553) quoted in David Wright’s Martin Bucer: Reforming Church and Community pg. 100