IS BABY BAPTISM SCRIPTURAL?
Many people have their babies baptised, thinking this will secure eternal life for them. But this is not scriptural, as nowhere in the word of God does it command us to baptise babies. The sprinkling of the water on a baby’ forehead is also not scriptural. Christ is our best example to follow, He was baptised as an adult whilst being fully emerged in the water.
The word of God says that we must first be re-born and then be baptised.
Matthew 28:19-20 (TLV) – 19 “Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, immersing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Ruach ha-Kodesh, 20 teaching them to observe all I have commanded you. And remember! I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
The question therefor is how can a baby decide to be reborn? How can a baby follow everything Christ has commanded? These things can only happen when one has come to an age where you realise you are a sinner and make a conscious decision to follow God – turn away from sin.
WHAT HAPPENS IN THE SPIRIT REALM WHEN BABIES ARE BAPTISED?
From a spiritual view point when things are done that is not scriptural – it creates a legal right for the enemy to use it against us. As wonderful as the thought may be to baptise a baby, it is not the correct way. A spiritual veil gets placed on that baby’s eyes – this is a spirit of religion. This blocks the child when he or she becomes an adult, to not experience true salvation and spiritual rebirth. They struggle to receive the spiritual gifts because of this veil and it gives them limited spiritual sight into the spirit realm.
The good news, however, is that you can be freed from this bondage by renouncing the action of small baptism, and then being baptised as an adult where prayer can open the gift to receive the seven gifts of Holy Spirit which will strengthen your faith.