The following is a bulletin insert for Sunday July
27, 1997 at Park City Presbyterian Church. According to an observer
at the service, these words were read during a "Dedication/Baptism"
by the parents and pastor. As seen below, one of the sentences
found in the bulletin insert and read by the parents was this:
"We further believe that Scripture teaches that believers,
must first repent and then be baptized, which shall be encouraged
in our home." The Sermon text was Luke 18:15-17 and the
message was titled "Heaven Is For Children."
Psalm 139:13-16 "For you created me in my inmost
being; you knit me together in my mother's womb. I praise you
because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful,
I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when
I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in
the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body. All
the days ordained for me were written in your book before one
of them came to be."
It is our prayer that Sophia will come to an early understanding of who Christ is and the debt he paid for all of our sins. Before our family and friends we publicly give this precious gift back to God and dedicate
her to Him. She, like all believers, will need to
repent and receive Christ as her personal Lord and Savior as Scripture
commands all Christians to do. We further believe that Scripture
teaches that believers, must first repent and then be baptized,
which shall be encouraged in our home. We acknowledge that this
baptism does not identify with conversion, but this baptism does
represent our commitment before God, family, and church of our
dedication to nurture Sophia in the training of God's Word, to
pray with and for her, and to live before her as Christian role
models who are submissive before the Lord. We will use every
possible opportunity the Lord allows us to lead Sophia to a knowledge
of Jesus Christ at an early age.
Following that, the minister proposed the Constitutional
questions (BCO 56) for infant baptism.