What part of "Believe" is not understood?
June 19, 2007 6:24pm CST
This question is aimed primarily at Roman Catholics, Lutherans and anyone else who believes in baptizing babies. If anyone else wants to join in they can. Before I go any further; I ask that people please try to be respectful of one another. Ok I have had this argument with a few different people on myLot about infant baptism. It is beginning to drive me a tad crazy. I have shown time and again that the bible (which they agree with me, is the unerring word of God) clearly states that we must believe and be baptized. Yet they still argue that infant baptism is accepted by the bible. I don't understand how they can say that. How can a baby believe and be baptised? Someone PLEASE help me understand. I just can't wrap my mind around it at all.
20 Jun 07
As an infant it is more a dedication to God. You as a parent are dedicating your child to God, meaning you will raise them in a house of God and teach them what they need to know about God to believe and follow the word. In the Catholic church they are rededicated on their first communion in a large ceremony. My son is dedicated and my baby will be too, it is a show of faith by the parents and a promise to raise their kids by Gods word.