Also I think it is fair to say that if to enter the kingdom of God you have to be rid of original sin and cleansed then this can only be done by Baptism. What if a baby died without being baptized, where would it go? The bible also clearly tells us that the Kingdom of God belongs to little children (mark 10:14). Churches who practice infant baptism use such scriptures as Psalms to claim that we are born with sin and are unsaved. But others tend to disagree and say, we are born with sinful nature, but not with sin, which a baby could not repent of.
They will have this chance at their confirmation where they will be able to confirm what had been said for them at baptism, and make those early promises to live as Jesus did their own. For me adult baptism gives those people who have seen and heard God's message and were not able to be baptised as children for whatever reason chance to become part of his Christian family.
As Saint, Paul wrote to the early Christians: By our Baptism, then, we were buried with him and shared his death; in order that, just as Christ was raised from death by the glorious power of the Father so also we might live a new life. (Romans 6:4) You can celebrate baptism either as an adult or a child. Many Christians want there babies baptised as young infants yet many Christians believe that because Jesus was baptised as an adult they should be baptised as adults this is called believers baptism. It is on the subject of these two different ceremonies both from the same Religion - Christianity, which I am going to try to describe and explain. Infant Baptism -------------- Infant baptism celebrated by many different religious within the Christian community including the Methodist Church, Orthodox, Roman Catholic, United Reformed and the Church of England.
“Well, whatever I don’t get it. Just let me know when it is and I’ll be there.” The topic of which type of baptism, believer or infant, gives the better understand of baptism itself has been discussed for quiet some time now. Believer’s baptism is when the person makes a choice to be baptized, while Infant baptism is when an infant is baptized by the choice of their parents. Believer’s baptism is seen as making a choice to follow and obey Jesus and infant baptism is seen as a child becoming apart of the community of the church and washing away the original sin. In this paper, I will be defending the view of believer’s baptism as I feel it gives a better understand of what baptism is suppose to be.
The Reasons for Baptising Babies I strongly disagree with the statement “Baptising babies is pointless”. I believe baptising babies is a very important practice in many Christian countries. From the days of the early church children have been baptised so I do not see it to be pointless. However I can see the other side of the argument, as babies cannot make their own decisions. Many parents wish for their child to be baptised as a baby and believe that when the child comes of age heshe can decide whether or not to follow the Christian life in which they have been brought up in.
In the Catholic service the priest then makes the sign of the cross over the baby's head and the parents trace the sign of the cross to signify that this baby is now a member of the Christian church. Prayers are then offered for the baby and the family, and the family can either select some prayers or write some themselves. Then it is asked that the saints in heaven also pray for the baby so that all will bless it. To prepare for the actual baptism the priest first anoints the baby with the Oil of Baptism as a sign of Christ's strengthening power and the priest asks that the baby be delivered from all evil. Then the water is blessed and t... ... middle of paper ... ... into the Christian faith either because of their partner or because of the ceremony.
Jesus’ Conversation w... ... middle of paper ... ...tians believe that baptism should take place as an adult, they would also say that repentance comes first in the New Testament and they seen that Jesus was baptized as an adult. And they believe that they should follow his example. Babies cannot repent when they are baptized but adults can fully accept by repenting, believing and being baptized “You don’t have personal sin” Peter Acts 2V 38 Jesus always welcomed little children and loved them very much by blessing them and telling off those who wanted to make them go away. “Let the little children come to me and do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs.” Mark 10: 13-16. Jesus saw children as an example of what Christians should be like.
The rite of First Communion in the Holy Church leads all the way back to when Jesus walked the earth. Children meant a lot to Jesus, “People were also bringing babies to Jesus to have him touch them. When the disciples saw this, they rebuked them. But Jesus called the children to him and said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
Mark's Gospel and Aspects of Christianity Baptism ao1- Describe and explain the central features of infant and believer's baptism. An infant baptism service Before the actual baptism takes place, the priest will as the parents and god parents of the baby a few questions: 'Do you turn to Christ?' 'Do you repent of your sins?' 'Do you renounce evil?' The answers are given not only on behalf of the people themselves, but on behalf of the baby also who cannot yet speak.
The decision for a child’s baptism is up to the parents, but as an adult it is one’s choice. A ‘Believers Baptism’ is the name given to the baptism of an adult. The reason for baptism and for choosing Christianity is a symbol that the person wants to change spiritually. Being baptised as an adult shows your commitment and dedication to God, it shows that you are ready to begin your spiritual vocation and you are ready to start a life long journey into Christianity. When Jesus was baptised in the river Jordan it was the start of his vocation, from the day he was baptised he started to spread the word of God.