Rob Rayburn (in his closing argument in the Leithart trial) stated: "Baptism is a means of grace. It brings a person into the church, the family of God as the Confession itself says."
Actually, the Confession says "Baptism is a sacrament of the new testament, ordained by Jesus Christ, not only for
the solemn admission of the party baptized into the visible Church ... ." There is an important qualifier there: "visible." It is a merely external admission. But is that what Leithart teaches? Or does Leithart affirm that all those who are baptized have more than a merely external union with him? The Federal Vision Joint Statement (which Leithart signed) seems to suggest the latter in its section on apostasy.