Today was an exciting day for us here in Codlea, as we had the first ever infant baptism in our church. While Catalina and I have experienced many other infant baptismal ceremonies, including the ceremonies of our two children, this one was unlike any we had seen before. Sure, it was in Romanian. That was a first. But the truly unique aspect was that it was a ceremony unto itself. It wasn't a five minute ceremony sandwiched in the middle of a church service. It was its own event. The baptism took place on a Saturday, much of the church and many friends and family from outside the church attended, we had corporate worship, and then we all ate together. It was the the most weighty and celebratory baptism we had ever been to.
Why We Baptize Infants
While we wanted to share this awesome news with everyone, we do understand that we have supporters from various denominations. Some may be taken aback that the first baptism in our church was an infant baptism. Rather than keeping such an exciting event to ourselves, we thought it would be a great opportunity to share our heart, our research, and our thoughts on baptism as we seek to edify the church universal and not just recede into our own denomination. While I'm sure some won't agree with our stance as I explain it, I hope everyone will have the opportunity to learn about some differing views from fellow brothers and sisters in Christ.
*The views and ideas on this site are in no way affiliated with any organization, business, or individuals we are a part of or work with. They're also not theological certainties. They're simply thinking out loud, on issues and difficulties as I process things.