Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it – Proverbs 22:6
Many people have different thoughts about infant baptism. There’re those who argue it’s wrong to baptize a child because they say the child has to grow up first to the age when he or she can understand and believe the Gospel. This group insists that one must first believe to be baptized. Well, none of us was there when Jesus died, but we believed and got saved. We believed in the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ in retrospect, looking back at the Cross.
In much the same way, if you baptize a child and the child grows up, and is taught the significance of baptism; he can believe it too. There’s nothing wrong with child-baptism. The Bible says in 1Corintians 7:14: “For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy.” What this means is that the children of the believer are sanctified; they belong to God. But there’s no way they’re going to know this unless they’re taught. So we need to show them from the Word of God that they’re sanctified unto God. That way, they’ll know and believe it.
That’s the reason the Bible says “Train up a child in the way that he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6). You can go ahead and baptize your infant children and wards, and set them on course to be trained in the way of the Lord. Teach them to know from childhood that they belong to the Lord and have been sanctified unto Him, and that the training and teaching you give them from God’s Word will not depart from them.
For more, please read and study: Mark 16:15-16
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Dear Father, thank you for the blessing of your Word. I’m indeed loaded with benefits from your Word today, and my path is lighted by your Word to be guided aright and be imparted with wisdom; wisdom to know and do your perfect will at all times, in Jesus’ Name. Amen.