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Old 11-27-2006, 08:49 AM   #1
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did u baptize your child when they were born or shortly after? i still havnt and wont do it for that matter due to the fact that hubby is diferent religion than me and fhis mother keeps saying shes just gonna do it and im like no u will not i dont want him done......i just have different beliefs about doing it when hes older and letting him chose what do you think please help
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:23 AM   #2
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Re: baptized?

Yes, Mason and Tanner were both baptized as babies. I'm Lutheran and dh is Catholic and we both believe in baptizing infants and reconfirming the baptismal vows when they are older and go through confirmation classes.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:30 AM   #3
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Re: baptized?

I am LDS (Mormon) and we don't baptized until the age of 8. We beleive that all children are born innocent and baptism occurs at an age where they can be accountable for their actions.

For infants, they are given a special blessing where they receive their name and a blessing (prayer) for good things in their lives. This is also so they can be recorded on the records of the church.

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Old 11-27-2006, 10:21 AM   #4
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Re: baptized?

We only dedicated our girls. Similar to what Hannah from the Bible did with Samuel. The church prays over them and the family.

When the child is old enough to make the decision for themselves and know why they want to be baptized then they can be baptized. It's a different age for every person since not everyone is ready for it at the same time.
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We only dedicated our girls. Similar to what Hannah from the Bible did with Samuel. The church prays over them and the family.

When the child is old enough to make the decision for themselves and know why they want to be baptized then they can be baptized. It's a different age for every person since not everyone is ready for it at the same time.
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:34 AM   #6
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We only dedicated our girls. Similar to what Hannah from the Bible did with Samuel. The church prays over them and the family.

When the child is old enough to make the decision for themselves and know why they want to be baptized then they can be baptized. It's a different age for every person since not everyone is ready for it at the same time.
Us too. Although I am not attending church now so my daughter wasn't even dedicated. But I was when I was a baby. I was baptized when i was 13 and made the personal choice to do it.

My MIL keeps bugging me to get our daughter baptized as well. I don't think she realizes she can keep bugging me and bugging me and it's not gonna happen!!
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Re: baptized?

We also dedicate. And then when they are older they can make the choice for baptism.
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Old 11-27-2006, 10:39 AM   #8
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Nikki, your problem is your MIL. Seeings as she's also my MIL, follow in my footsteps and just flat out tell her to shut up. He's YOUR child, not hers.
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Re: baptized?

We are Catholic and baptised all three of our children by the time they were about 3 months. Baptism washes away original sin (which has to do with Adam and Eve and their rejection of God's gifts) and actual (which infants don't have), and it also is a way for us as parents to say, "yes, we will raise our children in the Catholic faith and take them to church and guide them as best we can and if we can't, here are Godparents who will step up". We beleive that baptism is necessary for salvation (but if some reason you are unable to be baptised, we beleive in the grace of God). Anyways, sorry for the book. HTH explains our views a little more.
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Old 11-27-2006, 01:35 PM   #10
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We only dedicated our girls. Similar to what Hannah from the Bible did with Samuel. The church prays over them and the family.

When the child is old enough to make the decision for themselves and know why they want to be baptized then they can be baptized. It's a different age for every person since not everyone is ready for it at the same time.
this is what weve done with our 3 year old and plan to do with our 3 month old when dh returns. I was raised Catholic and so we had our first three baptized as babies just cause thats what I was taught I was supposed to do. After our 4th child was born I had begun exploring my faith and realized this is not something I believed needed to be done until he/she could make there decision on there own.
Good luck on your decision... I know it was a hard one for me.
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