My son has just turned 12 and last week he became a Christian. We attend a non-denominational church and have done so for the past 6 or 7 years. Our church normally baptises in a nearby stream and in all my time there, I have only seen adults baptised (I myself was baptised there in my late 20s) with the exception of a couple of 16/17 yr olds. I know some of the adults currently attending our church were baptised in their early teens, so I know its acceptable within our church to do it, but I wanted some advice, hence the post.
We're having another set of baptisms in a few weeks and the Pastors wife asked me today if we were available on that day. Can anyone share their experience of baptism, or even shed light on what it specifically says in the Bible about young people being baptised?
I don't want to be disobedient to God if it's His will for this to happen ~ my son would be the first young person to be baptised in a long time, so it could be the start of a revolution in our church, as we have nearly as many children as adults in our congregation. I don't feel like I've put undue pressure on my son to make any decisions regarding his response to his faith and I'm convinced of his belief in God ~ he sometimes puts me to shame with his unwavering belief and acceptance of God.
I don't know if I'm letting a fear of the enemy panic me ~ I was aware that when I was saved, the devil was mightily ticked off and turned the heat up and thats an ongoing battle for me. I know that God's power is unmatchable and He loves my son more than I do, but I want to make sure that I agree to his baptism for the right reasons.
Thanks for reading,
God Bless x