“And when eight days were accomplished for the circumcising of the child, his name was called JESUS, which was so named of the angel before he was conceived in the womb. And when the days of her purification according to the law of Moses were accomplished, they brought him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord; (As it is written in the law of the Lord, Every male that openeth the womb shall be called holy to the Lord;) And to offer a sacrifice according to that which is said in the law of the Lord, A pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons. And, behold, there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon; and the same man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel: and the Holy Ghost was upon him.” (Luke 2:21-25)
Today’s Morsel: One of the things that folks must learn in the church is that a baby dedication is not for salvation. I have asked people if they are saved, and they will tell me that their parents had them baptized as a baby. Sadly, I must tell them that baptism is not for babies because babies do not know sin. I tell them that according to Acts 2:38, Peter says that baptism is for the remission of sins, and babies do not know sin, nor can babies believe. I tell them that I only dedicate or present babies to the Lord, as Jesus was praying that God will protect them and oversee them until they come to an understanding, an age of accountability where they can believe and make their own decision, or God fill them with His Spirit, and they see their need to be baptized. Jesus is always our example. “Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.” (Matthew 3:13) Have you had your sins remitted in the waters of baptism (see Acts 2:38-42)? Have you been baptized since you believed?
Sing: I’m so glad that I’ve been buried in the name of the Lord, in the name of the Lord, in the name of the Lord. Well, I’m so glad that I’ve been buried in the name of the Lord since the name of the Lord hath been revealed.