Hi. I am on the long road to conversion, but a question i have regarding baptism. If a child is baptised, or even an adult, then grows up, has no interest at all in his/her faith, lives a life of debauchery, then dies. How can that person expect to enter heaven? because they were baptised as a child or because by that baptism they become a part of the body of Christ? There must be more to it!! I'm no theologian or expert, but, if I recall correctly (apolgies if i misquote) there are two roads to follow, the broad road, and the narrow road; I can't get my head around it that you can go the broad road, die, then just because you were baptised, either as a child or even as an adult, that this gives you a pass to heaven.
I have no doubt now that baptism is more than a symbolic act (from my former protestant days), and that it is a part of the 'new birth', but I struggle to get my head around this.
I hope I have expressed myself in an understandable way.