to get to the point- we decided to baptize emily because we believe that she is apart of our family. we baptized her to include her in our faith. in the new testament you read accounts of one man coming to know jesus and then having his whole household baptized with him. his whole household was blessed through him. we chose that same blessing for emily- to include her now, because she is part of our household. when she is old enough to come to Christ on her own we hope she will choose to remain with us instead of joining us. as her parents, we believe we have the authority to do this and to bless her in this way. baptism is not salvation. she will choose that on her own. she may even choose to be baptized again someday (which is fine by me since there are examples of 2 baptisms int he bible).
anyway, we are a peace with this and in case you made it this far in reading ill tell you a little bit about her part-tay. it was in my parents backyard and a beautiful day. we didn't want it to be a big thing- just family and a few decorations. it was perfect. here are some pics for you all.
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