There is no evidence of teenager or child baptisms in the New Testament. All candidates are adults.

However, the book of Acts and 1 Corinthians mention the conversion of the entire household of Crispus.

Acts 18:8 Crispus, the ruler of the synagogue, believed in the Lord, together with his entire household.

Should we conclude that a household conversion implies teenager and child baptisms?

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    Unfortunately this question does not seem a good fit for our site, because there is no text for us to perform hermeneutics. It could work if you changed the question to include the specific passage you want us to answer on. In the meantime, please take the tour if you have not already done so, and see what questions work well. May 25, 2016 at 21:04
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    I will then provide the Bible verses. May 25, 2016 at 21:38
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    I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it essentially starts from an 'idea' with texts added for support rather than arising naturally from a particular text. May 27, 2016 at 18:21
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    @JackDouglas You're my hero on the site, Jack! But I will have to disagree w/you on this one; the understanding of the text precludes it's praxis. While we may all favor a particular rendering of it's meaning, a Good Answer can interpret the text within it's context. Centuries of debate have challenged it's application, but as a site we must be able to answer these "textual questions" and not appear 'squeamish' to the fact that they may border on theology.
    – Tau
    May 28, 2016 at 2:50
  • Thanks @Tau you are too kind :) I could be persuaded on this one with an edit that narrows it down to one of the verses in particular like Acts 16:15 — the other verses could be referred to but I don't think the question should ask equally about them all. May 28, 2016 at 13:07


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