a few non-Catholic Christians on another board are talking about how they accepted Jesus into their hearts (and other such sayings) as young as 3 yrs old.
They believe that Baptism is merely an outward sin of an inner acceptance, so Baptism doesn’t actually do anything. They must sincerely believe that the 3-yr-old is wise enough to do this on his own.
C’mon. If it’s wrong to Baptize an infant because he’s incapable of deciding for himself, to do it at the age of 3?
They also don’t like that Catholic children are considered mature enough to be responsible for the actual sins they commit–they seem to think that people don’t know they’re sinning until adulthood???–and yet they believe that 3-yr-olds are old enough to know enough about Jesus, sin, and redemption to accept Him into their hearts.
This is just ridiculous.
BTW, the people are talking about themselves.
I’ll choose Baptism that actually does something, and Baptize infants, over thinking that Baptism does nothing and that 3-yr-olds are capable of that kind of understanding.