The Lord has blessed you with the incredible gift of a child! We are so excited to be able to stand with you in your desire to “give them back” or dedicate them back to Him!
We believe that the positive example of Scripture is for faith-filled parents to recognize the gift that God has provided in our children and to “dedicate” our children back to Him as we raise them in the faith.
Hannah Dedicates Samuel:
“And she made this vow: “O LORD of heaven’s armies, if you will look upon my sorrow and answer my prayer and give me a son, then I will give him back to you. He will be yours for his entire lifetime, and as a sign that he has been dedicated to the LORD, his hair will never be cut”…”Now I am giving him to the LORD, and he will belong to the LORD hi whole life.” And they worshiped the LORD there.” 1Samuael 1:11, 28 (NLT)
We recognize that other Christian traditions embrace practices of christenings or infant baptisms, but we believe that infant/child dedications are more in line with what the scriptures illustrate. We reject unscriptural teaching that christening/infant baptism is a sacrament/spiritual practice that saves/seals the baby for salvation during the time prior to an age of understanding/acceptance of Christ or in the case of a premature death.
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