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Can I Get Daughter Baptised

I was baptised as a catholic, but I never went to church. I have a daughter that is just about a year old; and I was wondering if I can get her baptised?

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 ---Monica on 8/12/05
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Do you attend church now? Do you believe in God and planning on raising your daughter with a belief and faith in Christ? If not then why baptise? I myself do not believe in baptising a child before they understand WHY they are being baptised and they themselves choose to follow God themselves/
---Shaz on 12/31/07

Baptism is an act of obedience to God that shows a personal commitment of faith & obedience to Him. It is a public declaration stating that you will live for God & encourage, submit, & be used by & for the community of other believers (the church). If this is not your intention then I suggest baptism is not for you. Baptism doesn't make anyone a Christian, only faith & obedience to Jesus Christ does. This takes a commitment on anyones' part, expressed publically through the waters of baptism.
---Chris on 4/8/07

To get baptised without knowing Christ as Saviour first, just means that person may not have to take a bath that day. Baptism without salvation first is useless. Baptism is an outer expression of an inner decision, among other things. If there is no "inner decision" to get baptised is a waste of time.
Romans 6:4 (Sorry I couldn't be more tactful)
---WIVV on 9/6/05

You need to get into a good, Bible-believing church. There are several good denominations such as Baptist, Assembly of God, Church of God, Nazarene, etc. Many of these churches practice something called baby dedications in which you take your child before the church and have them pray for the child and dedicate your raising this child to the service of the Lord. You should not have the baby baptized. That is a decision that the little girl can make when she is old enough to understand.
---Sally on 8/16/05

I dont believe in any baptisms at an age where a child doesn't understand. The child must grow and accept christ for himself. There is such a thing as a dedication though, that may be something you want to look into.
---Tameisha on 8/15/05

Good one Peter, We are saved by the Lord Jesus Christ throught he mercy of God, by the shed blood of Christ. Only when you are able to comprehend this and knowingly except the Lord's payment are sealed and baptised by the Holy Spirit, Acts 11:16. A child or 1 year old does not understand, and good thing, God does not hold them responsible since they can not understand yet.
---geraa7578 on 8/15/05

leslie ruiters, You are WRONG- WRONG - WRONG!
You are adding to God's Word and that is dangerous. There is nothing in the Word of God that backs up any thing you say. You do NOT have to be baptised to be saved, although you should because it is an outward commitment that you will live for Christ. Get into a real church and read a real bible.
You sound like you were infected with catholic doctrine like I once was. I got out and found the truth!
---Peter on 8/15/05

Baptism is NOT part of your salvation! You should be baptised though as a concience outward confession of your faith. This means that you must be old enough to understand what is happening.
---Jeff on 8/15/05

Yes, you can get your infant daughter baptized in the Roman Catholic or most any mainline protestant denomination that practices infant baptism, your problem is will they do it for a non-church member as some denominations the congregation becomes contingently responsible for her future religious training. The least hassle will be with a United Methodist Minister as there is no congregational commitment. Infant Baptism was normative by the First Century CE; this is a totally unchallengeable valid baptism.
---notlaw99 on 8/14/05

Baptism signifies, 1. A confession of faith in Christ. 2. A cleansing or washing of the soul from sin. 3. A death to sin and a new life in righteousness. Your daughter don't know the meaning behind this. You can take your child and give it back to the Lord. For we are just borrowing them.
---Rebecca_D on 8/14/05

You do not HAVE to be baptized for remission of sin. Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ and asking His forgiveness and indwelling is all that is needed.
---Ann5758 on 8/13/05

Without PERSONAL repentance and commitment...baptism means nothing. You will only be getting your daughter wet. Means nothing to her. It MUST be HER decision to repent and committ to Christ, for baptism to mean anything at all. If you do it, she may be confused to think she is a Christian.... Absolutely she is NOT.
Acts 2:37-39
---Eloia_N_KS on 8/13/05

Why? Baptism of a child means nothing. It's more for the parents' benefit than it is the child's. The child does not know the significance behind the action, so why do it, especially if you yourself are not a church-goer. Don't do something just because it's "the thing to do". When your child is matured and understands what it is all about and makes her own commitment to Christ, then she can decide herself to get baptized. God bless.
---Ann5758 on 8/13/05

Every Believer has to be water baptised in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins. Baptism is part of your salvation.
---leslie_ruiters on 8/13/05

Monica : To be Baptised is to be done after one excepts Jesus Christ as there personal Lord and Savior . What a parent can do is take there child and give it back unto the Lord at you child's age .And promise the Lord to bring them up in His ways .A brother and friend in the love and compassion of Jesus Christ .Pastor Danny
---Pastor_Danny on 8/13/05

It's my belief that you can get your daughter baptised if you believe in Jesus Christ, the holy son of God. You can talk to a pastor about it. She can have God Parents to answer for her until she is old enough to answer for herself, with her confirmation.
---sue on 8/12/05

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Baptism has rightly ben compared to marriage where a serious committment is made. Therefore it is wise to wait until the candidate is of age to understand what is involved and I would seriously recomend that he/she attend a serious baptismal class.
---Pierr7958 on 8/12/05

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