How to get them baptized?
My Children have never been to church.They are 10 & 13 and never been baptized.
- ReneLv 71 decade agoFavorite Answer
You can't baptize them. Baptism is something that is done on your own. When they become believers, then they will get baptized. Otherwise, it's just taking a bath.
- gatitaLv 71 decade ago
Christian water baptism is an ordinance instituted by Jesus Christ. If it is not important in the plan of God, why did Jesus command it in Matthew 28:19? And why did Peter follow up by saying, "Be baptized every one of you," and by commanding the Gentiles to be baptized (Acts 2:38; 10:48)? We must remember two points about the importance of water baptism. First, whatever Christ definitely established and ordained cannot be unimportant, whether we understand its significance or not. Second, Christ and the apostles showed the importance of this ordinance by observing it. Jesus walked many miles to be baptized, though He was without sin, saying, "For thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness" (See Matthew 3:13-16.)
What few Christians know is that baptism is not just a Christian rite. The earliest Christians were originally Jewish and followed Jewish customs. This included the practice of the mikvah. A mikvah is a natural body of water or a gathering of water that has a designated connection to natural water. The pool is designed specifically for immersion, according to the rules and customs of Jewish law. It contains about 200 gallons of water.
Water is the primary source of all living things. It has the power to purify, to restore and replenish life. A mikvah must be filled with living waters from a flowing source that has never been dormant, such as fresh spring water, rainwater, or even melted snow.The water is kept under strict hygienic control,cleaned daily and chlorinated.
The mikvah is the precursor of baptism and is also a cleansing ritual , for the purpose of maintaining ritual purity, . When a Christian is baptized it too is a cleansing ritual, the only difference being the soul is cleansed, not the body. The mikvah cleansing requires that each individual totally immerse themselves three times saying a prayer each time they come back up. Young children were never required to participate in the mikvah ritual until they reached the age of 13.
The word Baptism is derived from the Greek word, bapto, or baptizo, to wash or to immerse. It signifies, therefore, that washing is of the essential idea of the sacrament...The most ancient form usually employed was unquestionably immersion. This is not only evident from the writings of the Fathers and the early rituals of both the Latin and Oriental Churches, but it can also be gathered from the Epistles of St. Paul, who speaks of baptism as a bath (Ephesians 5:26; Romans 6:4; Titus 3:5). In the Latin Church, immersion seems to have prevailed until the twelfth century. After that time it is found in some places even as late as the sixteenth century. Therefore it is a reasonable conclusion that infants and young children were not baptized in the early church. There is absolutely no record in the Bible of any infant or a young child being baptized .
Apostolic Believer In One God, JesusSource(s): Baptism in Jesus Name - Truth About Salvation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9zAlGO3_… Truth About Salvation Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ym0kYc1Y… Truth About Salvation Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXi4yr4xh…
- ccriderLv 71 decade ago
Until they leave your household, you are in charge of that household and everyone living in it. Your children are under your authority, and you are to have them baptized if you believe and are bringing them up in the ways of the Lord. Baptism is not show and tell. It is the sign and seal of a covenant of grace, and they are under that seal, with responsibilities as Christians.
How to get them baptized? Contact the church you go to, and ask what the requirements are. You may be told that they "have to make their own decision." I have a real problem with that. If they get to decide, they also get the teeth of living with you in your Christian home, or finding somewhere else to live. Yes, it's that important. They do not get the option of living in your house as atheists, or Wiccans, or Hindus, Buddhists, etc. Your house, your rules, I believe this is how it was done in the early church.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
Baptism is NOT a coat of armour. It is just a "dedication" to the Almighty God, done BY THEMSELVES, but how can they dedicate themselves, if they know nothing about their God? That is silly, what you want.
First, TEACH them the Word of God for them (that is YOUR responsabiliy). But if youant to TEACH, do YOU know what you teach?
This is a FAMILY thing; where IS the head of the household? The Father?
My suggestion is read parts of the Bible about how Jesus came to John to be baptized (at 30 years) in the Gospels (all fout of them), take lectures, a course in the Scriptures and get to know God; there many institutions that will provide you with that knowledge; then, make a decision. If your heart's got the correct attitute He will take you to Jesus and your children will become His friends.
Don't do it "for the sak of doing it"...it's worthless, and worst, you compromise in front of Him and do not deliver.....
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- BobsterLv 41 decade ago
Prayer, faith, and being an example.
10 and 13 is too young to make such a big decision. I wouldn't allow my children to marry at this age, that is how serious I think baptism is.
If you want them baptised right now, because you are afraid that they will not be saved, then you need to study and prayer more about God and grace.
- AmyLv 61 decade ago
Give the church of your choice a call and set up an appointment. They'll tell you what the requirements are.
- imrodLv 71 decade ago
They should have been with you in church over the last 10-13 years. The decision is rightly theirs.
- PaulCypLv 71 decade ago
It would depend on what church you are affiliated with. If you attend a Catholic church, just speak to the priest after Mass and he will help you make the necessary arrangements.
- ⌡Machine Head⌠Lv 71 decade ago
Pickup truck, car wash, good to go.
- 1 decade ago
offer them money.