Have You Been Neglecting Your Baby?

How catastrophic it would have been for Noah to have gone into the ark all alone and to have been sprinkled there all by himself, while leaving his family outside! For that would have meant the end of the human race. And how serious it is today for adult Christians to receive holy baptism only for themselves, while withholding it from their own little children!18

Now the Bible clearly teaches us that unbloody baptism replaced bloody circumcision after Christ's finished bloodshed on Calvary, so that infant circumcision too was then replaced by infant baptism.1 9

It is true that circumcision was only for males and not for females.20 For circumcision was a sign of purification from sin,21 and sin first confronted the human race through the transgression of the first woman.22 For this reason, even though saved through faith, godly females in Old Testament times could not receive the sacrament (of circumcision) until Jesus Christ, "The Seed of the woman" (promised in Eden right after the fall),23 Himself came as the Son of (wo)man and crushed the head of the serpent on Calvary.24 After that, when baptism replaced circumcision,25 the female sex too was fully acknowledged in this regard.26 For from that time onward, as people believed in "the name of Jesus, they were baptized, both men and women,"27 And in