Where Do I Find It?
| This question is
asked regarding infant baptism. Well, I find it in several denominational
churches. I find it is practiced for several different reasons. But I do
not find it anywhere in the Word of God. It is just another human doctrine
and practice for which there is no connection with the religion of Christ.
It is an outgrowth of the false doctrine that children are born depraved
and damned, guilty of the sin of Adam, hopelessly depraved and unable to
do anything but must wait until the Holy Spirit "zaps" them
somehow to save them. Such malarkey!
One does not need to be saved if not lost. One is not lost until guilty of sin. One does not sin until he violates God's law (1 John 3: 4). One shall be judged according to his works, not his ancestors (2 Cor. 5: 11). A child is not lost, but safe and will be safe until he is accountable.
Believing the false doctrine of "born in sin," some concluded something must be done for the child. So here comes infant baptism. Strange they adopted that because some who "baptize" (sprinkle) infants deny baptism is necessary to salvation. Talk about mixed up!