Children are used as examples of purity and innocence, Matthew 18:2-6, 19:14 (KJV)
- 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.
- 14 But Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.
The scriptures teach that one must be able to understand the steps necessary for baptism of which an infant has no sin to repent from and no understanding of which the gospel teaches.
Steps for being baptized in the New Testament which puts you into the Church of Christ.
- Hear, Romans 10:17
- Believe, Acts 16:31
- Repent, Acts 2:38
- Confess, Acts 8:37-38
- Be Baptized, Acts 2:38
Martin Luther had various titles, monk, priest, professor, theologian in the Catholic church. On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his 95 thesis to the door of All Saints’ Church in Wittenberg Saxony now Germany. In the position of a Catholic priest he challenged the Catholic authorities to debate 95 contested beliefs and practices.
Refusing to recant on January 3, 1521 Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Catholic Church by the Pope. Luther is credited with starting the Reformation movement. After his excommunication he then started writing about what the church should be like.
His writings became the main part of the present day Lutheran church. Because the Lutheran Church Originated In The Reformation it cannot be a scriptural church, as the New Testament Church had its beginning in A.D. 32.
Become a Member of the New testament Church, (Church of Christ). Follow the teachings of the New Testament for salvation. This web site has many articles to enlighten a person knowledge on the New Testaments teachings. Start on this web site by reading the Introduction, emphases has been placed on reading the articles in the Bible category, become acquainted with the New Testament.
The article Salvation, under the Category Church of Christ Doctrine, explains how to be baptized into the Church of Christ, becoming a member. Grow in knowledge by reading the other articles in that category.