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Personally I would disagree with this statement as I was baptised as a baby and I believe Infant baptism is of great significance and importance but I can understand why some would agree with this statement.

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C) Personally I would disagree with this statement as I was baptised as a baby and I believe Infant baptism is of great significance and importance but I can understand why some would agree with this statement. Many Christian groups e.g. Roman Catholics strongly believe in baptising babies (i.e. Infant Baptism). These people believe that being baptised as a baby means that you will become a part of the community from a very young age. The child will be brought up in the faith of the church and as a result, will learn to pray, go to mass, and live a good Christian life, which is very important. The child will learn will learn the values of belonging to a Christian community e.g. help, love, support and forgiveness, respect for life etc. ...read more.

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Although the parents and godparents make the baptismal vows on behalf of the baby, the child can later receive the gift of confirmation where the child will personally confirm the vows made to God at baptism. Another reason, which I consider to be very significant is, if a baby is sick and dies, most parents would find it very comforting and of great importance to know that their child is baptised and has received salvation and is with God in heaven. As I have already mentioned, I understand that many people agree with the statement above for various different reasons. Believer's Baptists for example believe that babies and children should not be baptised. It is written in the New Testament "repent and be baptised every one of you in the name of in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins". ...read more.

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They make their own promises to God unlike infant baptism Many argue that babies are not yet able to know who Jesus Christ is or what salvation is. They say babies are not able to comprehend sin, repentance and salvation, so it is pointless to baptise a baby or a young child. Some of them do agree with baby dedication, which is a public commitment of parents, that they will raise their child according to biblical principles, which means they will teach their child about God. As I have shown many different groups of people think it is wrong to baptise babies and they have their own reasons but overall, I agree will the statement. Like many others I don't just think there is a "point" in baptising babies but that infant baptism is very significant and of great importance. ...read more.

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