I think I should wait to baptise my daughter until she can choose it herself. Is that a bad idea or the "wrong" way of doing things?Answer Question
Answer by ReneeK3 at 1:08 PM on Jan. 23, 2009
Answer by feesharose at 1:11 PM on Jan. 23, 2009
Answer by Nika75 at 2:13 PM on Jan. 23, 2009
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Answer by ColleenF30 at 3:16 PM on Jan. 23, 2009
It depends on what you believe baptism is. I believe baptism is something that God does for us not something we do for God. The Bible tells us that baptism washes original sin, gives sanctifying grace, welcomes us into the New Covenant. Why wouldn't I want that for my child? esus himself said "let the little children come to me".
In Col. 2:11–12, Paul indicates that baptism had replaced circumcision which was done on infants. In Acts Peter says "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children" (Acts 2:38–39). And in Matt. 28:19 Christ commanded us to baptize all nations - there was no age limitation on it.
Answer by eringobrough at 3:45 PM on Jan. 23, 2009
Answer by HisServant4ever at 9:34 PM on Jan. 23, 2009
We did not have either of our sons baptized because we feel it doesn't mean anything unless the person being baptized wants it and can understand it. My MIL completely disagrees and was thoroughly ticked when I told her that my living son would not have a christening/infant baptism.
Answer by sallymoon at 10:56 PM on Jan. 23, 2009
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