Matthew 19:13-15, “Then little children were brought to Jesus for Him to place His hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked those who brought them. Jesus said, ‘Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to such as these.’ When He had placed His hands on them, He went on from there.”
At Christpoint Church, we dedicate children rather than baptize them. Just as Hannah dedicated Samuel to the Lord (1 Samuel 1:21-28) and Mary and Joseph dedicated the infant Jesus (Luke 2:21-40) to the Lord according to Jewish custom, we believe dedication more closely follows the Biblical pattern than baptism, of which we have no RECORD of an infant or child being baptized in the Bible. Thus, this dedication ritual does not impart faith or forgiveness of sins to the child. Rather, it is the parent’s public acknowledgment that the child is a gift from God to them, and that they have a spiritual responsibility for the Christian nurture and training of this child.
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