Infant Baptism And Receiving The Word

Acts 2:41 reads, “Then they that gladly received his word were baptized.”“Receiving the word” means hearing the word, understanding the word, accepting the word, and committing to obey the word. An infant cannot do any of these things; that is, he cannot “receive the word.” In all instances of baptism in the Bible, the candidate always received the word first.Notice also in Acts 2:42 that the ones who were baptized “continued stedfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.” An infant cannot do any of those things either.The obvious conclusion would be that infants should not be baptized.