Yes there is no biblical reference where we can be able to justify, why people sprinkle water on the children when they are infants, saying they are dedicating them to the Lord. Jesus was dedicated by a priest whose name was Simon.
According to the Bible, the Bible says, "he was old and he prayed to the Lord that he should not die before he sees His anointed one. The time Jesus was born he knew that this is the anointed one, or the Messiah that was promised.
So he carried Jesus in his hands, and at the same time with declearing what Jesus was going to be.
So according to me that was a child dedication by the priest of God, he was a slightly over eight days old. The preist was to confirm the calling of the Messiah, what he shall be, because that was also proven through the scriptures what the assignment of the anointed one will be.
Children can be dedicated by prayer only, but sprinkling water on them, I don't think it's biblical like this post to suggests.
THE TRUTH ABOUT INFANT BAPTISM
Most Christian churches today baptize babies by sprinkling water on them and calling it “infant baptism”. But nowhere in the Bible can we find where the Apostles of Jesus ever baptized babies. Infant Baptism is not a Biblical teaching; it is a dogma of the Roman Catholic Church. There's nobody ever sprinkled in the Bible.
In the Old Testament, we will find that the the high priest circumcised the babies on the 8th day. Leviticus 12:2-3, “Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a woman have conceived seed, and born a man child: then she shall be unclean seven days; according to the days of the separation for her infirmity shall she be unclean. And in the eighth day the flesh of his foreskin shall be circumcised.”
But in the New Testament, the only way the apostles dedicated the babies unto God is by bringing the little ones to the Lord Jesus. Jesus lifted them up in His hands, and blessed them, saying, "Suffer little children to come unto Me, and forbid them not: for of such is the Kingdom." (Matt. 19:13-15; Luke 18: 15-17) . Thus, this is the correct Biblical formula for dedicating babies unto the Lord.
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