LUTHERAN CHILD BLESSINGS
Dagen, Tuesday 4 March, 1997, Bergen, Norway
"Sections of the German Evangelical State Church (Baden and Rhineland) which include Reformed and Lutheran Christians, have introduced Child Blessings as a possible choice. Baptism can follow later and be administered at an ideal age, considered to be from 6 to 9 years old, or the age at which candidates are confirmed. As a result children can themselves give their 'yes', and also have the possibility of themselves choosing this holy ordinance, writes Misjonbladet ("Mission Magazine")."
This is obviously more in line with the Biblical teaching on baptism which is a believer's outward sign of His committment to Christ. We therefore applaud this move and hope that it will gain wider acceptance not only within the German Reformed and Lutheran Confessions but also more widely throughout that part of Christendom which continues to administer the non-biblical doctrine of 'child baptism'.
New Covenant Christians see this move as part of the "dividing process" that is taking place in all mainline denominations as the Lord sifts out those who will be true to Him and those who will not,
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