Christening is known as a form of baptism, common in the Catholic or Anglican Church. Typically baptizing infants and small children, it involves a lengthy ceremony and often, the child is given a new, Christian name, in the presence of family and friends. Children receive godparents to help them along in their faith and in life and are welcomed into the Church. Christening is a significant moment these believers.
Due to the baptism of infants, Protestant churches do not practice christening, believing that baptism should be for those who have confessed their sin and repented, who have chosen to follow Jesus and want to publicly profess this.
Questions such as what is the significance of christening, how did it originate, and is it biblical will be discussed in this article.
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