How many of you have allowed your child to be baptized? How many have not? So far, my children remain dry believers. I've thought about it recently, and am not sure if I'm doing them a favor or not! Are they old enough to understand it all? I know they understand to the best of their ability. I know that at their age I was just beginning to struggle with trying to find my own ground, my own beliefs, rather than what people pushed at me. It ended up with a total rejection of Christ...after I thought I believed, and after I was baptized. It's part of why I figured I was lost for good. I had been taught that the only way to lose your salvation was through suicide or through rejecting Christ after you already "accepted him". So, I figured that I'd not push it with my kids, but wait until they are adults and fully capable of deciding whether they will or won't do it, apart from mamma. What do you think? Right? Wrong? While we're at it, let's throw in the question of why may baptize. I always thought it would be special to be baptized by someone with a vested interest in the other person. A husband baptizing a wife, or a father baptizing his child, or a grandfather baptizing his grandchild. I've never gotten why people say "it's gotta be the preacher man of the local church that you joined." There's the questions. When. Who. OH! And just a comment. For those of you preachers who hold 'em under until they struggle...STOP THAT! LOL It's funny, but not needed. OTAY?