One of the most beautiful experiences, gifts and responsibilities ever given to us is the roll of raising children and training them up in the way they should go. This great task is best carried out with prayer, godly support and the Lord’s blessings. Baby Dedications are an opportunity to do this and to also assign prayerfully selected God parents who agree to be there to assist the parents in the rearing, modeling and caregiving for the children.
Baptism is one of the sacred ordinances of the church and a commandment for all believers to obey as one gives their life to The Lord and becomes a part of his kingdom and family through faith. This immersion into water is for those who have placed their faith in Christ , believing in the total sufficiency of his life, death and resurrection in providing complete salvation of their own souls. Baptisms itself doesn’t save but it is for those who are saved by faith to fulfill. Prior to baptism each believer should confess their sins and repent of any known areas of their lives that are not in alignment with God, placing their faith in Jesus and the power of The Holy Spirit to grant them a renewed mind and empowered life.
James 1:27 NKJV