The false religious practice of “infant baptism” came about due to the misconception that infants inherit the “original sin” of Adam. Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Ecclesiastes 7:29 reads “… God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions (schemes, NKJV).” So we are not born wicked, depraved, or sinners. We are born upright, but become sinners later when we sin.
Romans 9:11 confirms that those precious children yet in the womb are not guilty of anything as it reads “For the children being not yet born, neither having done any good or evil ….”
After children are born innocent, they usually do many things that need correcting by their parents, but are still deemed innocent (Jeremiah 19:4) because they have not reached an age (maturity level) of accountability before God. Notice the following two passages that teach this concept:
· Isaiah 7:16 For before the child shall know to refuse the evil, and choose the good …
· Jonah 4:11 And should not I spare Nineveh … wherein are more than six score thousand persons that cannot discern between their right hand and their left
Ezekiel 18:20 clinches this matter that infants don’t inherit sin and therefore need to be baptized in water as it reads “The soul that sinneth, it shall die, The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.” So Seth didn’t inherit the original sin from his father Adam; and neither do we inherit any sin from our personal father or Adam.
Infants don’t start with original sin, don’t commit sin, don’t even know what sin is (are not responsible).
Infants don’t need baptism! (for any reason)