My question then is, what do you see wrong with my reasoning?You do not have to give me the prooftexts since I have known them and have studied them and have ready many articles and the catechism both from Lutherans and others.
Since decisions in this regard often depend on the specific circumstances involved, it is best to speak to the pastor himself about such matters.
He would also be able to share more specific information about the form of the baptismal service used in his congregation and the precise wording of the vows that sponsors or godparents are asked to take.
It must be remembered that the only theological distinction between the spoken Word of the Gospel and Baptism is that the sacrament includes a visible element; hence, our Lutheran fathers commonly spoke of Baptism as “visible Gospel.” The Scriptures distinguish Baptism and the spoken Word — but do not separate them; they are both means of grace.
As you also no doubt are fully aware, we teach that it is not the lack of Baptism that necessarily condemns, but it is the despising of this precious gift that endangers faith, for God Himself has instituted it and attached His promises to it.
The Scriptures teach, of course, that there is only one Baptism (Eph. There is no indication that God has limited this blessed means of grace to individuals on the basis of age or levels of maturity.
Baptism is God’s act, a divine testimony to what “grace alone” really means, whereby He imparts the blessings of forgiveness, life, and salvation to individuals, children and adults alike.Usage: Congregational use of FAQs does not require permission of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod. Terms the Bible uses to talk about the beginning of faith include “conversion” and “regeneration.” Although we do not claim to understand fully how this happens, we believe that when an infant is baptized God creates faith in the heart of that infant.However, each reproduction should credit the LCMS as the source and include a link or URL to this page. We believe this because the Bible says that infants can believe (Matt.Faith can also be created in a person's heart by the power of the Holy Spirit working through God's (written or spoken) Word. Acts ) for the purpose of confirming and strengthening faith in accordance with God's command and promise.Depending on the situation, therefore, Lutherans baptize people of all ages from infancy to adulthood.The LCMS does not believe that Baptism is ABSOLUTELY necessary for salvation.