We were once again able to meet with Pastor Shevey, this time to discuss the necessity of baptism in general, and infant baptism in particular. Pastor Shevey guided us through a definition of what baptism is, how it helps us, and why God commands it.
Our Sinful Nature
Just as Christ’s forgiveness extends to all people, all people have sinful natures because of original sin. Every single human that has ever existed needs forgiveness through a Savior. If infant baptism is rejected, then the idea that all people inherit sin as part of their human nature must be rejected as well. If there is no sin, there is nothing to forgive, and thus no need for a Savior. Disregarding the need for infant baptism isn’t just disagreeing on when a person should be dedicated to Christ; it challenges the very core of our faith.
Group Night is held at New Beginnings. Every Thursday, we meet as a group to discuss important life skills and educational topics. Discussions are led by community volunteers and can cover a broad range of topics.