What’s The Difference Between Baptizing the Dead and Baptizing Infants?

Jewish folk are rightly upset that Jewish persons have been baptized by the Mormons.  But what’s the difference between that and Catholics or Methodists or Anglicans or Presbyterians or Lutherans baptizing infants who cannot possibly have expressed a wish to be so treated?

If a person can’t assent to baptism it’s not really baptism is it- it’s something external and quite meaningless in terms of one’s own spirituality.

Baptizing infants and baptizing the dead are the same thing.  In both cases persons are treated to something without their consent by persons who think they’ve done something helpful.

3 thoughts on “What’s The Difference Between Baptizing the Dead and Baptizing Infants?

  1. on this we agree. without conscious consent and an understanding of what is happening, baptism is no different than bath time (for baby) or ‘pouring one out for my homey’ (for the deceased).

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  2. Pingback: Big difference, Jim – Baptizing Infants | Unsettled Christianity

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