Have You Been Neglecting Your Baby?

However, after forty years of wandering in the wilderness, a new generation of God's people again backslid and neglected their children by allowing their babies to lapse into uncircumcision or "unbaptism",  just as Moses had previously neglected to have his own baby Eliezer circumcised in infancy. To remedy this, the uncircumcised people of God and their uncircumcised babies first had to receive circumcision as the sign of God's covenant with them.46 So too, before they went into the promised land, all of God's people probably carrying their infants in their arms, went down into the Jordan and passed through it on dry land and then came up again unimmersed out of the Jordan.47