Laura Zoey - posted on 03/15/2012 ( 76 moms have responded )
My BEST friend and I are both Christians and we have been close for a year plus now but recently we began discussing our beliefs on baptism. She is a WELS Lutheran and I am a non denominational Christian.
My church does baby dedication and believer baptism.
Hers dose baby baptism and then confirmation.
She believes baptism gives the infant faith.
I believe baptism is just a symbol for the world to show your inward belief.
We both have verses we feel backs up our belief.
It's so hard!
We are so very close and agree on virtually everything else but we both feel strongly that we have read the bible right and know what God wants but we can't both be right!
What do we do? How do we cope with this without one of us believing we are wrong.
She feels like my kids aren't in Gods family yet, and I feel like you have to pray and accept God to be a Christian.
So technically my faith says children aren't Christians, wheras her says when they're baptized they become Christians.
I don't want to just baptism them for fear of them going to hell. I think that's not smart.
But how do we stay best friends when something so important to our lives we can't agree on?