Infant Baptism

by mya & lucy

What is Infant Baptism?

Baptism is one of the two most important sacraments in Christianity. It is a Christian ritual, and also known as a Christening. Most Christian churches baptise both children and adults but some believe that baptism is only rightly performed on adults.

Infant Baptism is when a baby or a child presented to the Holy Spirit and becomes a member of the Christian Church.

Godparents

In the churches that practice infant baptism, there are usually family members or friends that take on the role of godfather or godmother to the baptized child.

For the Baptism to develop, the parents' help is important. So too is the role of the godfather and godmother, who must be firm believers, able and ready to help the newly baptized - child or adult on the road of Christian life.
Most Christians regard Baptism as being an ongoing event throughout one's Christian life. In the Catholic Church, Baptism is seen as the source "from which the entire Christian life springs forth."