Can one sit on a chair without making one? When there is no chair, you have
to make one, if one should sit. But when there is already one made, you
simply sit on. The same principle applies to believing and then baptising.
When Jesus told to disciple and baptise, please note there were no believers
(Christians). In the case of gentiles, church does not baptise anyone
without believeing. The infant's case of a believer is different. The
believer's infants are not gentile, but they are holy as per bible.
For further reading I am sending herewith my old article on the subject.
Hope it would be useful, Fr John KK.
>From: "Rajesh Philipos"
>CC: mgphilipos@..., rrphilipos@...
>Subject: Re: [SOCM-FORUM] Baptism.
>Date: Wed, 24 Apr 2002 18:35:01 -0700
>Thank you for repling to my query.
>I do not read Malayalam (can speak, though) so I might not get the book. I
>did check the website that I was refered to.