Baptism is the first of the seven sacraments. Baptism is the sacrament through which we are reborn and enter the Kingdom of God. (Jn. 3:5). Baptism has a Biblical basis (Mt. 28:19-20).
In our church we baptise children. In the Old Testament children were considered as people of the covenant after they were circumcised. In the New Testament children are baptized in their infancy and become members of the family of Christ. God has never isolated children from His grace. For example Jeremiah was blessed while he was in the womb of his mother. (Jer. 1:5). John the Baptist was likewise filled with the Holy Sprit while in the womb of his mother (Lk. 1:15). Our Lord and Saviour during the period of His teaching have blessed children. This shows that the age of children does not prevent them from being brought to God (Mr. 19:13-15; Mk. 10:13-15; Lk. 18:15-17; Acts 16:33; 1Cor. 1:16). In the practice of our Church a boy is baptized on the fortieth day after birth and a girl on the eightieth day after birth. This is based on the Old Testament tradition that is found in (Leviticus; 12: 1-8)