Child Baptism

Mormons routinely baptize children at the age of eight for “SIN”:

And their children shall be baptized for the REMISSION OF THEIR SINS when EIGHT YEARS OLD [3rd grade] (D&C 68:27)

These are some of the questions baptismal candidates are asked during the baptismal interview:

Do you feel that you have repented of your past transgressions?

  • Are you now on probation or parole?
  • Have you ever participated in an abortion?
  • Have you ever participated in a homosexual relationship?

What do you understand by the following standards?

  1. The law of chastity, which prohibits any sexual relationship outside the bonds of a legal marriage between a man and a woman.

The practice of baptizing children for the “remission of sins,” and the discussing of such matters with 3rd graders should be forbidden, either because the Book of Mormon condemns it (Mor.8.9), or out of common sense.

Note: Jesus likened the “kingdom of heaven” to children who were old enough to choose to believe in him; yet who were unbaptized:

2 And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,
3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which BELIEVE IN ME, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. (Matthew 18)

“When” a person is “accountable” is not the issue, but rather, “when” they “sinned against God,” that is the question.

Related: Baptism, Key Things, More Than One Baptism