I stumbled across this critique of a children’s DVD called Baptism Central. The critique is alright, and makes some good points. But why must we stoop to these levels to get people baptized? Does identification with the Creator of the Universe and holy Lamb of God in his death and resurrection just not cut it anymore?
Moreover, the video makes baptism into a “celebration” of one’s faith in Christ, kind of like “a birthday party.” But this makes the gap between faith and baptism too large. Baptism is not a celebration or commemoration, any more than it is a sign of the covenant. Baptism is the profession or testimony of one’s faith in Christ, not a remembrance of it. Baptism is a sign of our faith in Jesus Christ and the regeneration we have experienced through faith in him.