As I have written here before, I have mentioned that my girlfriend of 2 yrs. is a SDA. We’re not engaged bc we have issues regarding religion. She of course bc of her faith does not believe in infant baptism bc they believe must confess God and accept him.
I have a sister ho has Down syndrome. Individuals who have downs will never have a right mindset for their age. The mind will be that of a 6 or 7 yr old. So I ask my girlfriend, lets say we Catholics are wrong about infant baptism, what is your church stance on baptism for individuals with Down syndrome or special needs. Jesus, god himself said, for you to enter my father’s kingdom you must be baptized, how will a kid with Down syndrome, or an individual with special needs be able to confess God.
She told me I believe these individuals are angels. I told her, w/ o a doubt they are, they are God’s angels in human flesh, but what about their baptism. Jesus Christ said, that we must get baptized in order to go to his fathers kingdom, w/o it, we couldn’t enjoy his kingdom. I pressed on that issue for 5 mins and she couldn’t answer it.
I told her look Hun, Peter says faith is passed from the parents to their household. That basically means that a parent can and should confess their infant’s faith.
What do you think, do you believe that these situations like mental illnesses invalidates were one must confess god to get baptized, just like some Protestant groups argue?