Baptism: Is it for infants?
Paul said in I Timothy 1:15 "This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief". Those who commit sin are in need of a Savior. Do infants commit sin? "Sin is the transgression of the law" I John 3:4. Do infants sin by transgressing any known law? A person is baptized in order to have his sins washed away, Acts 22:16. Since baptism is for the washing away of one's sins, a sinless infant has no need to be baptized.
The sinless nature of infants is recognized by what Jesus said in Matt. 18:3 "Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven". Certainly when people are converted and become as little children, they don't become such as need to be baptized for remission of sins.
Infants are not proper subjects
to be baptized. Jesus said, "He that believeth and is baptized shall be
saved" Mark 16:16. Infants are not capable of believing that Jesus is the
Christ, the Son of God. In Acts 8:37 Philip asked the eunuch who wanted to be
baptized, "If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he
answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God".
infant can believe and confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Therefore no
infant is a proper candidate to be baptized.