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  •  also this meant newborns were taken out in (4+ / 0-)

    inclement weather to be christened to be sure they qualified for the Fellowship or Congregation.  In those days of high infant mortality, taking the wee ones out of their homes into frequently poorly heated churches no doubt exposed the kiddies to all sorts of adult communicable illnesses but it was concluded it was better for an infant to die baptized and saved vs taking a chance on the immortal soul by waiting to baptize

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