The Place Of The Infant In The Worshiping Community

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Even the youngest children have an important role in the Christian community. Both parents and the church must be conscious of how important their actions are for encouraging the faith and the participation of infants.

Premises About the Role of Infants in the Faith Community

(1) The infant has full membership in a covenanting community. At birth the infant becomes a member of the family in which he or she is born. Likewise, baptism is the sign that the infant is born into full membership of...


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