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Old 04-21-2011, 01:51 PM
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At what age were you water baptized? What about your children?
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:03 PM
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At what age were you water baptized? What about your children?
I was about 9 years old. It was at my dad's church and we couldn't afford a baptismal (we met in an old laundromat), so we went out to one of the streams just outside of town and my dad baptized me there. My brother wouldn't get baptized until much later.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:05 PM
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I was in my early teens; if you can see the picture it was at the bend in the river there at the right where you can see a patch of snow.

My boys wonít be baptized until they are old enough to know what itís for.
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:26 PM
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I was in my early teens; if you can see the picture it was at the bend in the river there at the right where you can see a patch of snow.

My boys wonít be baptized until they are old enough to know what itís for.
What do you use to determine that?
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Old 04-21-2011, 03:40 PM
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What do you use to determine that?
A subterranean challenge course with spikes, fire and live snakes, why?






Sorry, if you set yourself up like that... actually, Iíll just ask them.
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Old 04-21-2011, 04:56 PM
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My boys wonít be baptized until they are old enough to know what itís for.
Thats the way we believe!
1- It needs to be of thier own free will!
2- They need to understand that they need it to be saved!

As for little babies and such like, We don't Baptize them cause they ain't old enough to be accountable! Babies don't need it cause they have no ability to agree to it and no way of knowing its needed!
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Old 04-21-2011, 05:23 PM
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Well my 6 and 9 year old have asked to be baptized. At first I was very skeptical (mainly with ny 6 year old) because I questioned if their hearts really know Christ or if they are just going along with what they are told. So I took a few things into account. One, if my kids express desire to be obedient and I discourage it that could protray the idea to them that they are not old enough to follow Christ. Two, I listened to them pray. I pray with them nightly but once they told me of their desire I started really listening to hear their heart in it. It is easy to tell when a child is just saying words and when they are talking to God. I engaged them in conversations. One of which had to do with the the fact that one day they will be challenged by peers who don't believe in God. My 6 year old responded with "How can they not believe in who created them?" That was enough for me.

I don't believe in baptizing babies. Nothing about it is scriptural.
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Old 04-22-2011, 05:07 AM
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I was baptized at 5 and I knew exactly what it was for and the biblical evidence for it. My girls one was baptized @ 9 and the other who is 13 still has not and is just now displaying the understanding and will very soon. My denomination believes in believer baptism and that it is an outward display of an inward change. In the early church it was more of an altar call and it was a sign that you were saved. For example the Ethiopian Eunuch in the book of ACTS.
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:25 PM
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I figure if they ask they probably have an idea that its needed and are showing a desire to do right! I wouldn't stop somebody that asked!
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Old 04-22-2011, 09:39 PM
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Baptized in the Catholic Church at infancy. Baptized as a Christian in 6th grade by my own CHOICE...
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