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Featured Infant Baptism

Discussion in 'Denomination Specific Theology' started by Baileyscave, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. JacksBratt

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    I would disagree with one of your points.

    Although a agree that baptism at any age does nothing... Most people, that I know, got immersion baptized after they accepted Christ... Their baptism, then, becomes a public expression of faith..

    Their salvation is galvanized as they are a child of God... the baptism expresses their choosing Christ as their savior to the world... as Christ commanded us to do.
     
  2. Albion

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    I'm curious to know which church it is that says the Bible isn't our authority for such decisions.
     
  3. JacksBratt

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    Thanks so much for being so open..
    As all parents do, you are concerned for you child's eternal safety... as we all are. However, all we can do is raise them in a home that loves and respects Jesus and His ways.... then... Pray, pray, pray pray pray... it is the most powerful tool we have.
     
  4. Albion

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    That's easy. He wouldn't.
     
  5. christine40

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  6. PoppyB

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    I've yet to be shown in the bible where it says to baptise babies. It says repent and be baptised and babies can't do that. Some older children who understand may be able to though.
     
  7. PoppyB

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    Now you seem to be calling me a liar. Was that your intention?
     
  8. christine40

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  9. PoppyB

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    So is an exchange of views bickering?
     
  10. christine40

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  11. Albion

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    It may be, then, that you need a church that is traditional in worship, etc. but which has a very strong program for children. Of the two churches that I am thinking of now, which I had a lot of familiarity with in the past, and both belonged to the same denomination, one of them hardly did anything with the children but contented itself with thinking that the parents should bring them to church services like anyone else, while the other one really gave them something -- children's church going on simultaneously with the normal service underway for the parents, etc. plus special events, instruction, and all of that. It made a difference.

    That said, however, this is something that usually can be pulled off only by the larger congregations, so you may want to look in that direction if you want to pursue this.
     
  12. PoppyB

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    Not aware of any of those.
     
  13. lsume

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    That is correct. They were born again at Pentecost and stayed that way until death when they were redeemed.
     
  14. Albion

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    I think you already referred to those verses...and brushed them off.
     
  15. Albion

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    Gosh no. Anyone can be mistaken.
     
  16. PoppyB

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    I have because they don't say to baptise infants although that is the interpretation many people put on them.
     
  17. Albion

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    It we are to be straightforward with each other, it is much easier to believe the obvious meaning in those verses than the theory that is used to explain them away, however.
     
  18. PoppyB

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    Even you?
     
  19. PoppyB

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    That's ok I know many people have the same interpretation. My church doesn't baptise infants.
     
  20. Albion

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    Certainly. I also don't throw around the term liar very easily.
     
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