[quote="Presence, post:1, topic:293308"]
Now for clarification I do believe what the Church teaches. But thinking about the topic of Infant Baptism lead me to a question I hope some of you can answer for me.
What is the point of repenting and then becoming baptized in the bible if repentance is not necessary. Doesn't baptism wash away all sin?
A desire for baptism represents the change of heart adn the desire to be reconciled with our God .. the Rite of Baptism includes repentence .. as in "Do you reject Satan and all his works .... " along with a recognition and submission God/Christ ...
for Children/Infants -` Adults [the Parents and Godparents] seek Baptism on behalf of the child - the desire to conform the life in Christ ... the child is freed from the stain of original sin .. and they make the promises on behalf of the child while also promising to raise them in conformance with the Christian Life ...
Adults speak for themselves of course and in addition to original sin they are freed from all personal sins committed before baptism
In all cases -` a penitential action is included in the Rite