Here is the 'dilemma'. You could just have a meet the baby party/get-together for family to come visit and have food or something, maybe have the baby's first portraits already done so you could give one to people, let them have a chance to get a picture with the baby or something? interprets for them the don't read it themselves and interpret it themselves,the bible mentions baptism and the holy spirit, Matthew 13:31-33 31 And so I tell you, every kind of sin and slander can be forgiven, but blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven. Immersion, Affusion (pouring)*, Aspersion (sprinkling), Catholics (all denominations, inc. Latin Rite*, Eastern**, Roman***), Immersion*( Eastern does Immersion only**), Affusion*, Aspersion***, Methodists (Wesleyans, United Brethren, African Episcopal Methodist Church), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons), The United Church of Christ (Evangelical & Reformed Churches, & Congregational Christians), Quakers/ Members of the Religious Society of Friends, no, but they do practice child dedication ceremonies for children of members. My cousin is getting baptized and we've been specifically told by the grandma of the baby not to get a religious gift because it won't be appreciated or used. It would be hypocritical of me to go to a church and have her baptized (I don’t even know the meaning behind the ceremony). Some might say three because some denominations perform the rite on objects. If it is something that's causing a lot of stress I am all for just airing things out as families. What a shame!!! By the third century, according to religious historians, adult baptism was a mandatory part of Christian life and deemed a sacrament. We say no thanks to attending whatever church my mom goes to on occasion. Hitler was baptized by the Roman Catholic Church but we cant get our 4 year greatgrand son baptized without classes! Spirituality and the baptismal rite united when John the Baptist, Jesus’ cousin, appeared. For reference she is Lutheran, so that is a win since they generally baptize at birth. If the work grows, the number of churches will increase and, even if they are called non-denominational ones, they are regarded by the followers of other confessions and religions as another denomination. His family will probably have a problem with it... but it's not their baby ‍♀️. You must be logged in to reply to this topic. Not Catholic. Our content is doctor approved and evidence based, and our community is moderated, lively, and welcoming. It would be Lutheran baptism. Only for India. Yet lately people like the word karma again to hold against people. Thanks for posting this. Baptism was the first thing He did in His ministry (hence why Catholics also baptize infants - because jesus modeled getting baptized as the first part of our journey). I'm not for infant/child baptisms myself, I believe that's a decision that someone should make later in life. Maybe just through a 'Welcome Home Baby' party? Not all denominations practice baptism for the same reasons or in the same manner. Not sure it will help in your case, but I told my mother at one point that I would let my future child choose baptism as a teen or adult and it worked to keep her in check a little. These people are part of different denominations and churches, and each of them faithfully serves in his place. That’s extremely judgmental. I would say unless you’re ready to make that vow, then don’t go through with the baptism. Depending on which Catholic Church you go to...some of them are fairly strict and will make you attend baptism classes and even make sure you are in ‘good standing’ which the church. However, if your question has to do with form of baptism, wasn't Jesus baptized by water? Is it good to receive baptism in a non-denominational church? According to an eHow article on types of baptism, the Mikvah was also a necessary part of the Judaic initiation process. Just wondering if others are dealing with backlash. Jesus being our Savior is part of that doctrine. Baptismal font, Cathedral of Christ the Light, oakland, CA. Do you believe one should be "water baptized" seeing that Ephesians 4:5 says there is "one" baptism? On a side note, is your family religious? We are willing to let our religious parents talk to our son about the bible and their faith and he can go to church with them, but it will be his choice. My sister said I should do it to appease the family but DH (dear husband) was not raised with a religion and half his family is Jewish. reviewed by our medical review board and team of experts. Beverley Byer has been writing professionally for a number of years. The washing or bathing of one’s person and clothing in water were common practice meant to reestablish purity as required by laws in Jewish texts such as the Tanakh. Which in most cases he won’t be able to do unless he goes to catechism. Since this is CFI, I should advertise their services. Yes. I appreciate how you broke the practice down in the chart according to denomination. Use of this site is subject to our terms of use and privacy policy. You are passing a message to a BabyCenter staff member. The lawsuit claimed that despite instructions from the DeFibaughs to refrain from religious activities with their son, his Big Brother mentor often discussed religion with him. Him and I sat down and I told him my reasons for why I wasn’t a super-fan of getting her baptized, but I told him that if it was important to him we could do it. This is the foundation of the Christian life! What about the thief on the cross He was promised eternal life. Immersion was the method of baptism practiced by the early Christians. - DH is a fervent non-believer!! Bapism is not required for salvation. Let God help you follow His path with all holiness to have an inheritance in the Kingdom of Heaven. Jesus’ cousin, St. John the Baptist, submerged his converts in the Jordan River, according to biblical accounts. I've been looking for some alternatives to baptism/christening since neither my husband or I attend church nor are we religious. My husband and I both have one religious parent, mine is my mom who is BPD. It may be easier to just be upfront with her now. I believe in "faith plus nothing". Answer: It has more to do with tradition. I've read about baby naming ceremonies which seem like a good option but I don't know that I would want to "officiate" and again...we don't attend church so I don't know any ministers. Question: Does baptism happen differently in some churches? both of our family's … But my focus is on the baptism of human beings: infant and adult. You can pick a time (one month, 100 days, whatever) and just make it a friends/family celebration for the baby. Islam also has a ritual of washing by submersion called Ghusul but it similar to the more modern Jewish Mikvah (women must wash after menstruation and for the Muslim men, after sex. aus oder wählen Sie 'Einstellungen verwalten', um weitere Informationen zu erhalten und eine Auswahl zu treffen. Hope you figure it out without too much anxiety. BabyCenter aims to share products and services we hope you'll find interesting and helpful. ! Baptism / Christening for the non-religious (19 Posts) Add message | Report. Later, there were disagreements among the various groups of Christians whether or not baptism really was a sacrament—some thought of it as a symbolic ritual. a lot of Catholic Churches won’t let you baptize the baby if neither parent is catholic bc you have to make a vow to raise the baby catholic. Our oldest is almost two and we still haven’t done it and my in-laws still drop off brochures on getting her baptized and bring it up every so often. If they are devout, they might not appreciate a non-religious present. Baptism is from Egypt. We totally thought about saying that and then I found myself agreeing to a baptism because she asked if it could be at their small country church and my immediate instinct was to say “we were actually thinking about the one my family goes to in the city” ugh. Hindus perform a sacrament (samskara) called upanayana whereby the child is ritually said to become dvija ('twice-born'). Agreed. I think a lot of people do something like that.. especially if they do not have a shower. We are Christians who respect the Bible too much to be trapped by any tradition, and therefore with all our respect for other denominations / Christian cults, we have chosen to be non-denominational (without affiliation to any denomination). This is the message for us & our baptism. Beverley Byer (author) from United States of America on January 28, 2019: Sir, that was not what I said. Answer: Since most Catholics are baptized as infants, hard to say. I've been thinking about this too. This is biblically found when jesus is baptized by John the Baptist. The ritual is not practiced by all denominations. I have the book to give to my DD (dear daughter) when she is older... We didn't do this for DS (dear son) since we lived 5000 miles away from family and only had a few friends around. Non-religious 'Baptism' Ideas. But if she does I’ll be supportive. QUESTION: Is it good to receive baptism in a non-denominational church? If you arn't religious then there is no need for any type of ceramony. Please whitelist our site to get all the best deals and offers from our partners. I hope you and your husband can get things back to what you are comfortable with for your child. I do not know the doctrine of the church you are going to, so I advise you to read the Bible well and to have the complete freedom that the teaching of the church in which you chose to be baptized is one in complete harmony with the Word of God, and that there is no heretical and destructive teaching. I am not from a religious household. She will likely expect your son to make his first communion and such. Forums › Forums › Religion and Secularism › Non-Religious Alternative to Baptism Ceremony This topic has 8 replies, 5 voices, and was last updated 1 year, 1 month ago by @thatoneguy. Baptism / Christening for the non-religious (19 Posts) Add message | Report. There will be at least one biblical reading, but I'd like to have at least one non-Bible reading.

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