I said I have no problem with baptism or dedication..OldJG wrote:
So baptism removes "original sin"? Really? If so, who do you keep on sinning after your baptism if the sin is removed?
The term original sin deals with Adams sin of disobedience in eating from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil and its effects upon the rest of the human race. Original sin can be defined as that sin and its guilt that we all possess in Gods eyes as a direct result of Adams sin in the Garden of Eden. The doctrine of original sin focuses particularly on its effects on our nature and our standing before God, even before we are old enough to commit conscious sin.
Salvation is by the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the cross. Not through the cross.
Profession of faith and then baptism. Not baptism and then a profession of faith. Baptism WITHOUT a profession of faith is nothing more than getting wet.
rosesz said, quote, "Though personally I see nothing wrong with baby Baptism or dedication." End quote.
Why baptize anyone who cannot make a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior? What is the point? The faith of the parents CANNOT save their child. And if you feel baptism saves why did Jesus have to go to the cross?
rosesz said, quote, "The CC confirms Baptism with Cinfirmation when they recirvr ghd Holy Spirit..but again this is
Done by rite and age." End quote.
Do you believe what they believe? If so, where in the Bible are we instructed first to baptize then at some later date confirm the baptism?
BUT I believe I said the sacrifice on the Cross..if not I meant the Redemption. Bought and paid for on the Cross
By our precious Lord Jesus as HE NIT ONLY SHED HIS BLOOD FOR US...H's drank the Cup of all of our Sin's
I have expressed this many times.
I believe salvation is when we rely on His sacrifice to save us.
I was only trying to say what THEY teach.
I have learnedly more as an adult.
And I was likening their confirmation with oil ss closer to wharf we do as Baptism..in that the person speaks for themselves..
Personally I have been baptized both ways..:)
As-a:baby and after becoming born again.
But either way it is our relationship with Christ that is most important ..Not any outward sign. Imo