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What does the Bible say about Baptizing Babies?


What does the Bible say about Baptizing Babies?

It may come as a surprise to some but the Bible says nothing about baptizing babies.  Yet, infant baptism is commonly practiced by many in the name of Christ even though there is not a single instance of or instruction for baptizing infant children.

Jesus wanted the little children to come to him, not for their salvation from sin, but because of their innocent and exemplary character.  “Households” were baptized in Acts but to assume that babies were immersed is still an assumption.

Who was baptized in the New Testament?  People willing to believe (Mark 16:15-16), people willing to repent (Acts 2:38), and people capable of becoming disciples (Matthew 28:19-20) were baptized.  In other words, sinners who turned from their sin after hearing and believing the gospel message were baptized.  Infant children are not capable of doing any of this.  In fact, they are baptized because of the well-intentioned, misguided faith of others.

Let me know if you would like a complete list of New Testament scriptures that talk about baptism for the remission of sins.