24 Best Baby Christening Bible Verses

Christening is defined as “a Christian sacrament signifying spiritual cleansing and rebirth.” The christening ceremony, usually done to small children and babies, and most common in Catholic and Episcopal churches, is more than simply infant baptism.

And when the days for their purification according to the law of Moses were completed, they brought Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord.| Luke 2:22

And He took them in His arms and began blessing them, laying His hands on them.|Mark 10:16

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. | 4Psalm 127:3

Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate. |Psalm 127:3-5

But Jesus said, “Let the children alone, and do not hinder them from coming to Me; for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” | Matthew 19:14

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, And before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations.| Jeremiah 1:5

Correct your son, and he will give you comfort; He will also delight your soul.|Proverbs 29:17

Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow. | James 1:17

Everyone who goes on ahead and does not abide in the teaching of Christ, does not have God. Whoever abides in the teaching has both the Father and the Son. | 2 John 1:9

For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for welfare and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope. | Jeremiah 29:11

For as by a man came death, by a man has come also the resurrection of the dead. For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive. | 1 Corinthians 15:21-22

Grandchildren are the crown of old men, And the glory of sons is their fathers.|Proverbs 17:6

Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you. | Exodus 20:12

Hear, my son, your father’s instruction And do not forsake your mother’s teaching; Indeed, they are a graceful wreath to your head And ornaments about your neck.| Proverbs 1:8-9

Like newborn infants, long for the pure spiritual milk, that by it you may grow up into salvation. | 1 Peter 2:2

Let them alone; they are blind guides.  And if the blind lead the blind, both will  fall into a pit. | Matthew 15:14

My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the depths of the  earth; Your eyes have seen my  unformed substance;  And in Your book were all written The days that were ordained for me, When  as  yet there was not one of them. | Psalm 139:15-16

May the LORD give you increase, You and your children.| Psalm 115:14

Now at the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem they sought out the levites from all their places, to bring them to Jerusalem so that they might celebrate the dedication with gladness, with hymns of thanksgiving and with songs to the accompaniment of cymbals, harps and lyres. | Nehemiah 12:27

One Lord, one faith, one baptism. | Ephesians 4:5

Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future.| Proverbs 31:25

Sanctify to Me every firstborn, the first offspring of every womb among the sons of Israel, both of man and beast; it belongs to Me.|Exodus 13:2

Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, and the one who formed you from the womb, “I, the LORD, am the maker of all things, Stretching out the heavens by Myself And spreading out the earth all alone. | Isaiah 44:24

The rod and reproof give wisdom, But a child who gets his own way brings shame to his mother.| Proverbs 29:15

The tradition of christening an infant is absent from the Scriptures, although there is no biblical prohibition against it. At best, this teaching can confuse individuals about what biblical baptism means, and at worst, it can leave people believing that, if they were christened, they are already right before God, which may lead to their neglecting the recognition of their sin and subsequent need to trust in the finished work of Jesus Christ for salvation from sin.