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Jesus cured infants as well He was physician to sick children as well

Jesus in fact came to redeem the ‘House of Israel’ which evidently includes children from the age of 8 days old. Jesus cured sick children, drew out demons from children and gave life to little children, all by the Holy Spirit on the mediation and belief of their parents. And in John 6:9, He even took the assistance of a ‘lad’ or ‘little boy’ as the Greek translation says παιδάριον ; paidarion, for the miracle of loaves and fish. He never even once said, I have come to save the lost, and so let them be lost first and then come to me.


M't:12:28: But if I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the kingdom of God is come unto you.


M'r:9:21: And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him? And he said, Of a child.

M'r:9:24: And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.


M'r:5:23: And besought him greatly, saying, My little daughter lieth at the point of death: I pray thee, come and lay thy hands on her, that she may be healed; and she shall live.

M'r:5:41: And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.


M't:15:28: Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour.


M't:17:18: And Jesus rebuked the devil; and he departed out of him: and the child was cured from that very hour.


Lu:9:38: And, behold, a man of the company cried out, saying, Master, I beseech thee, look upon my son: for he is mine only child.

Lu:9:42: And as he was yet a coming, the devil threw him down, and tare him. And Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, and healed the child, and delivered him again to his father.


Joh:4:49: The nobleman saith unto him, Sir, come down here my child die.


Joh:6:9: There is a lad here, which hath five barley loaves, and two small fishes: but what are they among so many?

Jesus raised children to life on prayer of parents. Why will He then be hesitant to raise them to spiritual life on the prayer of their parents. He came to heal all sick including children as seen in the events in the Bible. Jesus heals the boy because of the father's faith. Obviously, it was not possible for this boy to have faith in Jesus on his own. He was psychologically and spiritually disturbed; yet Jesus used the father's faith to make him whole again. So, if such a thing is possible with demonic possession, why should Baptism be any different?

In not even one instance does He say ‘let them come back after reaching the age of reason’, but cures them at the prayers or mediation of the parents or guardians. Then how much more happy would He be to give His Holy Spirit to little children on the mediation and faith of their parents. He said fathers of this world no matter how evil they are, they give good gifts to their children and how much more happy is the Father in heaven to give the Holy Spirit to His children . Lu:11:13: If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?

The fathers of this world are not hesitant to given their children the ‘first’ spiritual gift ; the Holy Spirit to their children, then how much more eagerly will our perfect father, the Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to the children if their parents ‘ask’ for it.


Ro:8:23: And not only they, but ourselves also, which have the firstfruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting for the adoption, to wit, the redemption of our body.


Christ Reigns!!