What an honor it is to be part of a family’s special Baptism day, whether that is for an infant, child, young person or adult. Jesus was very clear about the importance of Baptism, commissioning His disciples and giving them the command to
"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19
In that Great Commission, the young are most certainly included in the “all nations,” so we baptize infants and children for the very same reason we baptize adults – because of the command and promises of God. What is promised in Baptism is given to all who receive it, whether young or old as St. Peter reminds us:
"Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off--for all whom the Lord our God will call." Acts 2:38-39
Jesus invites little children to come to him (Luke 18:15-17), and one of the ways children come to Him is through His sacred act of Baptism, because as sinners, infants and children need exactly what Baptism gives – a God-solution to their sin problem. God’s action is required to deal with our sin problem, and Baptism is God’s sin-solution for children as well as adults.
|Surely I was sinful at birth, sinful from the time my mother conceived me. Psalm 51:5 |
If you are not actively involved in a Christian church in the area, and you desire to be baptized or are planning to have a family member baptized or have questions about Baptism, we would be honored to talk with you. Just contact us at
/ 517-552-7218 or fill out our Baptism Form and we will get in touch with you.
Click here for the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod's beliefs about Baptisms