The Fruit of Our Baptism

It is a significant fact that all the principle texts referring to baptism in the Epistles were not written with a view to informing us of the conditions necessary  for admission to it, but with the purpose of describing the fruits which ought to follow for those who have already received it, and to define the ends to which it should conduct those who are careful to preserve the memory of the baptism they have received.  Pierre Marcel in The Doctrine of Infant Baptism. Italics are his.