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To: stevie_d_64

Baptism’s not a “reward” for anything. It entirely has to do with the child, not the parents.


5 posted on 03/13/2013 3:01:40 PM PDT by mhx
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To: mhx

Baptism, in scripture, as promoted by Christ and the Apostles, is clearly an individual choice made by persons who understand what they are doing... not a reward, but an act of faith.


8 posted on 03/13/2013 3:10:11 PM PDT by Deathtomarxists (qucker fivepenny nine and two leaves down the plug bucket)
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To: mhx

Well consider my upbringing and faith to understand that baptism is an acceptance of Christ as your savior, and that he died for your sins, your cognative acceptance of that fact is your ticket to eternity with him...

That’s why I have always wondered about the baptism of newborns...I believe you have to personally understand and accept the necessity of that act to recieve that blessing...

IIRC, children are saved, to a certain point, where baptism would be needed for the life you live after the learning of that lesson...

But that is just what I recall from my teachings...Obviously different from Catholisism, and other sacrament religious faiths...

Not trying to spark a debate on the differences of the faiths...


10 posted on 03/13/2013 3:14:07 PM PDT by stevie_d_64 (It's not the color of one's skin that offends people...it's how thin it is.)
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