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Part 1 - Baptist Church The Baptism Service: In this service you are encouraged to give a brief word of testimony, so that believers can be encouraged in their faith and unbelievers can hear the good news of Jesus. This is not mandatory, but they would ask you to seriously consider telling people what Jesus has meant to you since you have come to know Him. If you are being dunked, the pastor will ask you to step into the water. You will be asked the Baptism questions, and then you will be gently lowered into the water and raised again. The pastor will stand on one side of you and another person on the other side. People who watch your baptism will be encouraged to clap and cheer as you are baptised. This is a celebration time, a joyous occasion. They will probably sing a hymn or Scripture song to rejoice in your baptism. Here is an outline of the baptismal ceremony at a Baptist church: Elder: " (Name) ...read more.


This could be seen as a form of baptism, so therefore the bible is implying that newborn children should be baptised. To back my point up it also says that if one is circumcised, they should praise God, 'Romans: 2:28-29: For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God.' This could be seen as a form of baptism but on the other hand Infants were not baptized in ancient Jewish convert mikvah baptisms and we conclude from the absence of mention of infant baptisms in the New Testament that they were not practiced. Absolutely nothing is mentioned about infant baptisms. But for the sake of reminding, let's look at it again: "Sprinkling" began in ancient church history for the purpose of baptising infants. ...read more.


That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. You can sprinkle all the water you want on your child's head, but until he comes of age where he is able to make his own decisions concerning his faith and his beliefs, your just wetting his little head. Once again your child is sealed unto God by your faith until he or she becomes old enough to make that decision. Proverbs: 22:6: Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Philippians: 2:10-11: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. So I have come to the conclusion that Baptism SHOULD only take place when a person is old enough to confirm his or her faith. END Words 690 Scott Gardner ...read more.

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