In the eyes of the old establishment within the Church that new born babies, must be baptised, or they will not be accepted as children of "God". Was strongly exercised A baby that died without being baptised would not be allowed burial within consecrated ground‚ this in my view was a man made law within the Church‚ in order to have control over the masses.
I look at this subject in two ways, one part of me would firmly say yes and another part of me would say no why; this attitude?.
I still believe a great deal of comfort is achieved by the parent of a child that has died, by having the Minister, blessing the child, or baptising in "Gods" name if you are a believer in the Christian way of life, On the other hand those parents that just name their children do so without thought as to any religious way. Is this right or wrong? to be perfectly honest within my deeper inner thoughts "God" makes no distinction, whether you have been baptised or not. All people know that we have a soul or spirit within us or around us, most people whether we like it or not have this fear of the unknown this is a very unsatisfactory way of life yet the vast majority exist this way.
Does "God" exist? Yes he does‚ Within the Corinthian Church‚ you can be helped to find him and understand yourself without the religious mania. Baptism or a naming service for any child is a lovely way‚ will "God" accept you without Baptism he sure will! for in his eyes we are all equal and are his children.
But spare a thought‚ do you have the right to decide the faith of your child? Or should the child grow up and decide for itself which faith it will follow. But never the less‚ a naming service for the child‚ is a wonderful start‚ the only promise made is to "God"
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