Jackie - posted on 08/08/2010 ( 102 moms have responded )
I know that this question is going to be very heated at times and yes I do accept others opinions and input. Everybody has an opinion and everybodies entitled to voice it.
Let me start by saying that I read another convo about baptism of 8 month old little girls and it kinda dug at me so to save her convo from the hassle I started this one so she didnt have to deal with it on hers.
To each their own when it comes to religion because we're all seaking the truth. We're all seaking the higher power regardless of wether you call Him God, Jehovah, Yewah, Allah, The Creator, or any of the other names that there are for God. Now I was raised in a Southern Baptist church and attended regularly until a few years ago when I started working for the same company that our interum pastor was the head of human recources. I found out the hard way that he was a snake and two faced and so, for me, it was impossible to attend that church anymore. The church has since shut down and the building been sold or I'd try again with a new pastor.
Now heres the part about her convo that struck a nerve with me. In my upbringing and my beliefs since I've been studying hard core on my own I've come to the decision that you shouldnt be baptised until you are fully aware of what you're doing. I believe that the person being baptised should be the one to make the decision of doing it. When Jesus was baptised he made the decision on his own and the act of baptism is done in obedience not as a mandate. This act is to signify the washing away of our sins and rebirth of a christian or what ever religion you choose to be.
I am in no way slamming any parents choice to have their child baptised. Many religions have this done in infancy and according to the Bible, these children arent to the age of accountability yet. I dont consider myself any religion anymore. In fact I'm really confused about it. Every religion believes that they are the true religion but if thats the case there would only be one religion. Only one Holy Book. Only one Sabbath day. I accept any religion and have studied many. I believe that Christ was the son of God and that he was sent to Earth for crucifixion and that he paid for our sins. I believe that the only way to Heaven is through Him. I believe that Allah and God are one in the same. If you translate Allah it does mean God. My best friend is Muslim and If you study the Quaran and Bible side by side theyre pretty much the same. I believe that the Torah is much the same as the Bible and that these 3 religions (Christianity/ Catholisim, Islam, and Judaism) is actually very ,much alike if you get to the meat and potatoes.
Any input, views, believes, or comments are accepted but please dont be critical of other religions. Also, dont be hatefull about these posts because somebody whos torn as to not knowing what to believe may be reading this and it may very well scare them off to religion all together.