I believe in BAPTISM ..had it as a baby and adult.<quoted text>
They are in Heaven. Christ said, "Do not hinder the little children to me for the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these."
Christ also said that baptism is necessary. He said that those who believed and is baptized will be saved (See Mark 16:16). As for those who believed but chose not to get themselves baptize because they feel it's not necessary, God will be the one to judge them. We are the not the ones to judge anyone as to who will be in Heaven and who will be in Hell.
If a Christian is not certain about Christ's words in Mark 16:16, then following Christ's footsteps in the next best thing. In other words, if the Son of God feels that it's important that He be baptized despite the fact that He doesn't need to be baptized, then that should be good enough for me. I would follow in His footsteps and also get myself baptized.
what some non Catholics don't understand or know of (and a cause of confusion among others of both faiths)
The sacrament of Confirmation is more,like what other churches like Baptists,do. The young person himself professes faith and receives the sacrament
The thing is this:: and only can talk about ore Vatican 2 practice.
Just like with first communion..confirmation and instruction cones at an age determined time..for me it was 11'
We learned everything about the Holy Spirit..And announcing..even took a new name.
It was by rote..And ritual.
I believed ok..And wished to have the feelings that go with it all.
But I did not come to a heartfelt born again experience with Christ until decades later.
Does that mean I was dishonest in my affirmations..No.
But it was what I was taught to say.
This was a seed planted ..I believe ..But baptism as a baby..And the sacraments are not what saves. Imo
It is the heartfelt acceptance of THE life..death and Resurrection of Christ..Nno head knowledge.
Do some Catholics get saved in a,heartfelt manner by the sacraments they receive ..probably
But with all my religious classes. etc ..Sodality...everything.
It was when I allowed that only His,death on the Cross paid for every sin..That He became Sin ..drank the cup of inequities...took my sin to the Cross..That the sin debt was FINISHED.
We must repent ..accept his substitutionary sacrifice as being for us and follow Him.
This is really not something that can be taught it is from being open to the leading and call of the Spirit.
But fir clarity non Catholics should know about Confirmation as it is much closer to what we believe Baptism is.