Being born in a Catholic family, I was baptized when I was still an infant. I could not do anything about it and being the innocent child I was, at that time, I had no intention to. As I was growing up, baptism really didn’t pop out in any of the conversations I have had with anyone. The only time that it was the main topic of discussion was when it was the lesson in my religion class. I really didn’t think about baptism too much because it was nothing more than a sacrament and a lecture for me back then.
That was how I looked at baptism before I met my religion teacher when I was a sophomore in high school. My teacher practically became my older brother because of the many things he had taught me in and out of the classroom. We used to watch UAAP games together and he ...view middle of the document...
This is probably their opinion because that was what they learned at school or their parents told them to think that way. On the other hand, a few believe that one should only get baptized when that person is ready to accept Jesus Christ wholeheartedly.
Knowing this, I started to doubt my faith completely because all along I thought that baptism was a requirement as an infant. I felt like I really had no free will at all to choose how I would want to live my life. I then questioned some parts of my life because they were forced upon me and I didn’t have a clue that I was compelled to follow in the first place. My faith had disappeared because I saw no sense in believing something that I really did not understand.
A year after my faith faded away, a family friend invited me and my mom to a Sunday Worship Service and being who I was at that time, I resented going there. But then my mind and heart opened up for our Lord and, thankfully, I requested to be baptized as a Born Again Christian. This act of mine truly assured me to believe that baptism is only for the people who choose to go through it, no matter what religion as long as that person sincerely wants it. According to bebaptized.org, there is no proof in the Bible that a person should get baptized as an infant. It also says that our “original sin” must be removed by baptism, but once again, there is no verse in the Bible that can support that. A rebuttal to this might be pointless since the Bible is the main source of every Christian’s faith.
Today, I live my life as a happy Christian and nothing can change that. This is so because I chose this way of life and there is not one ounce of regret. In the future, if I do have a child, I will lead it up to him to choose his faith because forcing him really is not the way to go.