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' Baptising babies is pointless' Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have consider more then one point of view.

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' Baptising babies is pointless' Do you agree? Give reasons for your answer, showing that you have consider more then one point of view. I disagree with the statement baptising babies is pointless. When a child is baptised it automatically becomes a member of the Christian community. The child will grow up with the support, love and help and also learning to love God with the help of their local community. It is also an opportunity for the parents and the Christian community to renew their own commitment to God. Once baptised you can receive the other six sacraments. ...read more.

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The Holy Spirit gives them strength to resist these sins. If a child is very sick and is struggling to live the parents may take great comfort in the child being baptised. This might take place in the hospital, and if the child survives a ceremony would also be held in the Church to welcome them properly into the church and the community. Although while I believe that baptising babies is not pointless I can also consider why many people believe that adult baptism is the better method of baptism. Adult baptism is the method found in the New Testament and the method in which Jesus was baptised. ...read more.

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In an adult baptism service the person to be baptised makes a statement on his faith, and is immersed in a small pool or baptistery sunk into the floor of the church. This symbolises being dying to old way of life or buried in the waters of baptism before rising up to a new life as a Christian, this is very symbolic and meaningful. I think that just because a person is baptised as a baby it doesn't limit their choices or freedom. When the child grows up and becomes an adult he or she can choose to respond to the sacrament of baptism. I think that overall the child benefits from life in the church and learns to develop a relationship with God. ...read more.

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