Baptism and Discipleship

Thursday, 30 Jun 2011

One of the more common questions I have heard over the years from my Baptist friends is, "How can an infant benefit from baptism?" The common assumption is that an infant has no capacity for faith, and therefore the child has no concept of what is occurring in his or her baptism; hence, baptism cannot benefit the child. Another assumption that lies behind this common question is that the abiding value of baptism rests in the moment of its administration. In other words, baptism is of little lasting value in the life of a Christian because it ...

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