Thursday, June 28, 2007

Why I Baptize Babies? -- Part 2

The question of Baptism is inseparable from ecclesiology. How one answers the question, "Who is a proper member of the church?" will shape how one answers, "Who ought to be baptized?"

The church has given two answers to question #2:

  1. Adults or people old enough to make a conscious decision to follow Christ.
  2. Adults or people old enough to make a conscious decision to follow Christ ... and their children.
The majority of Christians both now and throughout the Church's history choose answer #2. If children are proper members of the Church, then they ought to receive the sacrament of initiation into the church.

3 comments:

Bob said...

So do you believe in baptismal regeneration?

Peter said...

Stay tuned. The answer to that will come in a subsequent post.

Bryan said...

Really helpful stuff you're writing Peter. Short and easy to understand!

Peace.

Bryan