Any help here would be appreciated. Today I was answering someone on what Baptism was because this woman said her mom told her she needed her babies baptized so they go to Heaven. ack! Anyway I told her it was for Believers only. Baptism by water doesn't save anyone. I mentioned this- "Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead." So someone that is Luthern just mentioned this- "As far as baptism goes, where in the bible does it say that infants should not be baptized? I do know that it says "from birth we are sinful" and that we all need God's grace. One form of God's grace is baptism. It is not the person, the pastor or the water that makes baptism special - it is the Word - the Holy Spirit. That is why our church does choose to baptize infants. Even Jesus told the disciples to let the little children come to him, and the bible speaks of the faith of a child. We cannot as humans (especially sinful humans) claim to know that an infant does not possess the capacity (given by the Holy Spirit) to believe in Jesus." So I replied- "Where in the Bible does it say infants understand the Gospel and should be baptized? Are there any in there?" Any thoughts about this? I thought that was so strange about how we can't know that an infant is able to believe or not??