Some Questions Concerning Infant Baptism

When a child is brought up in a Christian home, and attends church every week, reads the Bible, goes to Sunday school, memorizes Scriptue, has learned Biblical Doctrine, etc, and is not yet baptized because the parents of the child feel that the child does not yet “intellectually understand” what baptism means, or understand what it means to be a Christian, is this helping or hindering that child from coming to Christ?

Is this unbaptized child who has been brought up in the church to be considered a christian?

Is this unbaptized child who has been brought up in the church a memeber of the church?

If the child has to attain a certain intellectual level of understanding before being baptized, is this intellectual attainment a form of works?

Is it unbiblical and/or unethical to raise a child in a Christian home, under christian rules, expecting that child to follow and obey those rules, and for that child to go under the proper Christian disicipline due to disobedience, and yet to consider that child to not be a christian and to not be in covenant with God because of their lack of baptism? Is that wrong?

If we are all equal in Christ, then isn’t the unbaptized child considered an unequal due to their lack of baptism, since he is not ye a “christian”? Does this make this child some sort of second class citizen?

Did Jesus tell the children He blessed that they had to wait until they were a certain age or were able to attain to some intellectual understanding before they could come to Him?

What were the requirements that needed to be met that Jesus laid down for the children before the kingdom of God could be belong those little children?

Just a few questions.

Oh, one more question….

If the New Covenant is made ONLY with true believers, then how is it that in Hebrews 10:26-30 ,that a person could “receive the knowledge of the truth”, and by their deliberate sinning, “profane the blood of the Covenant by which he was Sanctified“, and subsequently in verse 30 have the author say that this person who will be judged is to be considered  “HIS (God’s) PEOPLE”?????

This person received the truth, was in covenant with God, was sancitified by the blood of the (new) covenant, was considered to be God’s people, and yet can still “spurn the son of God, and profane the blood of the Covenant by which he was sanctified, and could outrage the Spirit of Grace”? This person will subsequently be judged by a fury of fire that will consume God’s adversaries (which this person is). If the New Covenant is only made with those who are regenerate then how could Hebrews 10:26-30 make any sense?????

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Theology of The Lion King

So Mufasa is the king right. But he dies. Then there is a period of time when the king’s Son is thought to be dead. Nala, when she finds out that Simba is alive, she  says it is like he is “back from the dead.” Simba then has a vision from  heaven and  hears the voice of his father telling him that he is His Son, the One  True King.

Simba, the King, then returns to his kingdom, and fights off the workers of  darkness, defeating the illegitimate king Scar, (Satan), and brings in a “New Creation.”

Inherent Postmillennialism in the Lord’s Prayer (according to Westminster Larger Catechism)

Q. 191. What do we pray for in the second petition?

A. In the second petition (which is, Thy kingdom come), acknowledging ourselves and all mankind to be by nature under the dominion of sin and Satan, we pray, that the kingdom of sin and Satan may be destroyed, the gospel propagated throughout the world, the Jews called, the fullness of the Gentiles brought in; the church furnished with all gospel officers and ordinances, purged from corruption, countenanced and maintained by the civil magistrate; that the ordinances of Christ may be purely dispensed, and made effectual to the converting of those that are yet in their sins, and the confirming, comforting, and building up of those that are already converted: that Christ would rule in our hearts here, and hasten the time of his second coming, and our reigning with him forever: and that he would be pleased so to exercise the kingdom of his power in all the world, as may best conduce to these ends.