Title: Baptism / Confirmation Of Children
Description: How does your religion do this?
preaching2all - November 28, 2006 01:23 PM (GMT)
Hello everyone, I hope I am diong this right, I am new. I am curious to hear what some of you do differently for this topic. In the Church of Christ, we have classes for our children of all ages and are educating them as they grow up. We do not baptize them as infants, nor do we have any kind of confirmation. We believe that as a child grows and learns, they will reach an age of accountability. It is at this age that they realize that they are sinning and make a chinge in their lives, accept Christ into their hearts and are then baptized by immersing them completely in water. We do this because the bible tells us that anyone who realizes they are sinning (child at age of accountability or an adult of any age), can change their lives, accept Christ into their hearts, repent for their sin, be baptized and begin a new life under God's law. :gathering:
Jonatwabash - November 28, 2006 08:11 PM (GMT)
Episcopalians tend to baptize their children as infants. Confirmation is the rite in which the child confirms their desire to be an active part of the church's life usually at somewhere between 13 and 16 years old.
Wren - November 28, 2006 10:48 PM (GMT)
Very good topic, preaching2all. It is in the correct place. :)
I have always been curious what "confirmation" is all about. If anyone reading this knows, would you be kind enough to shed some light on this for me? (such as the when and how...and the reason)?
faith0312 - November 29, 2006 12:42 AM (GMT)
the following link may help to explain confirmationconfirming confirmation
i think these sites also give good explanatins: confirmationconfirmation
hope this helps?
Wren - November 29, 2006 02:23 AM (GMT)
Thanks. I shall look over those links. :rain:
Alex - December 1, 2006 09:42 AM (GMT)
Preaching2all ... the Jehovah's Witness religion follows similar lines whereby their members are fully immersed in water after their own personal choice to dedicate their lives to their God.
Lutheran - January 21, 2007 01:26 AM (GMT)
Lutherans baptize all with Water and the Word, and this includes newborns through the elderly. The preferred is to be baptized as an infant.
Confirmation is when the youth confirm their Christian faith publicly. It usually consists of 2-3 years of instruction in the Bible and Luther's Small Catechism. Confirmation Day is when the youth, having been instructed, confess publicly before God and the Church their Christian faith. Usually after Confirmation one may receive Holy Communion.
ollie - January 21, 2007 07:12 PM (GMT)
To be confirmed in/by Christ's gospel is to first hear it or become aware of it. Today we can read it or hear it.
Then one obeys this gospel by believing it, which brings one to be convicted of their sins, to repent of sins and be baptized for the remission of sins in the name/authority of Jesus Christ. Upon all this being accomplished through God, our developing love for Him, His Christ, His shed blood, and the power of His word delivered through the Holy Spirit to prick hearts, one will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The Lord will add this confirmed, by the Lord, person such as should be saved to His ekklesia/church/ the called of God.