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Featured Infant Baptism

Discussion in 'Sacramental/Ordinance Theology' started by Natsumi Lam, Apr 23, 2019.

  1. Natsumi Lam

    Natsumi Lam Preparer of the Bride Supporter

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    Hi Family,

    Can you please explain to me the logic and reasoning behind infant baptism?

    ~Natsumi Lam~
     
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  2. Thess

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    Nope.
     
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  3. Ttalkkugjil

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    *sighs* How many threads now do we have on this topic?

    I personally believe that baptism saves. Infants, like all people, are sinners and hence need baptism to be saved.
     
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  4. Thess

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    LOL...until we have "one mind", and the alleged "body" get things figured out. :)
     
  5. Sabertooth

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    I can explain how this thread is likely to progress.
    Mousetrap Fission
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  6. Natsumi Lam

    Natsumi Lam Preparer of the Bride Supporter

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    Hu? You come into a thread to not answer the thread question? Im confused.
     
  7. Thess

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    That actually made me laugh out loud. :D
     
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  8. Oscarr

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    Some religious groups believe that regeneration comes through baptism. So, when an infant is baptised, he or she is regenerated, or born again through the baptism. Then when the child reaches the age of 12 or 13, they go through a ritual, involving the bishop laying hands on them to be confirmed in the faith and to receive the baptism with the Spirit.

    In church history, when the Anabaptists denied that doctrine and taught that only adult believers can be baptised, they were slaughtered in their hundreds by the established church in the belief that anyone who rejected infant baptism was a heretic and therefore subject to capital punishment.

    But the teaching of the New Testament is fairly clear that baptism has to follow the born again state. A person believes in Christ, is born again of the Spirit of God and is then baptised as a public confession of their faith in Christ.
     
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  9. Natsumi Lam

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    Is there a bible verse that supports this? The infant is being saved by another's decision?
     
  10. Thess

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    Not at all. My answer is my answer. With a clear understanding of scriptures with an emphasis on the Law of Moses and the Faith of Abraham, I find not one possible way for a person to believe that a baby getting wet has any place within ideologies of Moses and Abraham. :)

    I can't make any sense of the teaching, so my answer stands. "Nope."
     
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  11. Sabertooth

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    Sadly, Martin Luther persecuted them, too. :(
     
  12. Natsumi Lam

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    There is a repeat for almost every thread..comes with being a sizable forum.
     
  13. Gracia Singh

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    Infants are able to respond to grace. Every human needs saving. From death, seperation from God, and sin, whether they themselves have sinned individually, or not. Thus, infants are candidates for baptism, too.
     
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  14. Thess

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    It's good practice for us. Besides, it's another opportunity to become of "one mind" and "one accord". :)
     
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  15. Oscarr

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    Unfortunately so. The English Puritans treated the Anabaptists as heretics as well and persecuted them.
     
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  16. Natsumi Lam

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    How do infants respond to grace? How can you gauge? So someone else is taking a persons free will by baptizing them?
     
  17. Sabertooth

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    Here is a sound track to go with that image...
    Ballroom Blitz
     
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  18. Gracia Singh

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    Well, John the Baptist leapt in the womb of his mother. Just at the sound of Mary's voice, who carried within her Christ.
     
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    Having been a cremationist, and having cremated youngsters and fetus's, are you saying that without getting wet these babies are held responsible for sins that haven't even enter their minds? I could never look one of those parents in the eyes as I handed them the few remains of calcium, that their child is in hell. I just could never do that.
     
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    LOL....I had that cassette tape over thirty years ago. Perfect!
     
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