Quote: Originally Posted by JLM
Does Baptism of babies serve any useful purpose and if so why?
Baptism serves no useful purpose for infants because baptism is a spiritual experience that you should receive of your own free will. If fact, baptism of infants is dangerous. I know a "Catholic" fella who has doubts about God's existence, never asked Jesus Christ to come into his heart, and yet he thinks IF Christianity is true, he is saved because his parents had him baptized in infancy. Of course he's not saved, and thinking he is has put his eternity in jeopardy.
A person can only by saved if they allow it(free will), therefore you only have a baptism once your saved, or you get saved at your baptism(confessing Jesus Christ and then baptism at the same time). An infant can't consent to any of this.