Your practice of baptizing professing believers parallels our public profession of faith which brings the believer into the privileges of full communion with the people of God.

In the same way, wouldn't the Baptist practice of bady dedications be similar to the way paedobaptists have the parents vow before God and the congregation (and their child!) to raise them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord?

I've learned a lot about the paedo position since being on this board. I used to think all paedos believed in baptismal regeneration, but I know that is absolutely false now. I got that idea because, in the PCUSA church I grew up in, the pastor made it sound that way because he said the baby was now part of the body of Christ.

True godliness is a sincere feeling which loves God as Father as much as it fears and reverences Him as Lord, embraces His righteousness, and dreads offending Him worse than death~ Calvin