Those who use Christ's baptism as an example, maybe you can answer this for me. As the many adults that taught me when i was young in the church I grew up in couldn't, and the answer I usually ended up with was well that's just something we don't believe. As He was being baptised the Holy Spirit came down upon him in the shape of a dove, And Voice said this is my son. Why would we not want the gift of the Holy Spirit for our youngest ones? This passage shows that baptism opens us up to the Holy Spirit, for him to dwell within us. To me this is just not symbolic it's real. It doesn't seem to be that anyone is evil. For only the evil one truly is, it's about accepting our human nature and doing everything we can to allow God to help us. So why not help those who can't help themselves. Giving them this gift? As parents isn't this our responsibility?
Answer by sailorwifenmom at 10:39 AM on Sep. 25, 2009
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Answer by BOOGIETHEBOOG at 7:59 AM on Sep. 25, 2009
I'm really trying to understand this thought as I came from a church that believe this. As i was going through the membership class I was asked to leave. So I myself wasn't baptised as an infant, but knew I needed this cleansing which I was not allowed to get.
Answer by oldermomof5 at 8:14 AM on Sep. 25, 2009
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