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To: HarleyD; Alex Murphy; Forest Keeper
I was thinking about this some more today and it does make me wonder what precisely is being accomplished with infant baptism.

From a practical standpoint, it is "locking in" most of those infants to membership in that particular sect. Also, it is making the family a part of a community. However, I don't believe it is advancing any greater understanding.

Believer's Baptism takes on a deeper meaning for the individual because they are at an age where thought was involved. A baby has no idea what's going on.

22 posted on 03/08/2007 4:37:10 PM PST by wmfights (LUKE 9:49-50 , MARK 9:38-41)
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To: wmfights
From a practical standpoint, it is "locking in" most of those infants to membership in that particular sect.

Not really. Most of the paedeobaptists accept a baptism from another denomination.

In its early days, the PCA even had a study commission examine whether a Roman Catholic baptism would be valid for membership.

34 posted on 03/08/2007 8:31:32 PM PST by PAR35
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