A person prepares for all the important events in his life. Weddings, anniversaries, exams, thesis defense and so on always need careful preparation. The events of a person's entry into the Church cannot be an exception to the rule. Anyone who wants to be baptized should know why he is doing it.
Every person who considers himself a Christian must necessarily accept the sacrament of holy baptism. Without this, it is impossible for an Orthodox person to achieve the kingdom of heaven. The Gospel tells us that only one who is born of water and the Spirit is able to perceive paradise. Christ gives clear instructions to the apostles about baptism.
For those who wish to be baptized, it is necessary to realize that they are entering the Church, becoming her children, denying the devil, and being united with Christ. A mandatory factor in accepting baptism is a person's faith in the Holy Trinity. Therefore, everyone who wishes should know in which God the Christian Church believes. For this, it is useful to have an idea of one of the main prayers of Christianity - the Symbol of Faith.
It is necessary to present the doctrine of eternal life. That earthly existence is not yet the limit. It is desirable to understand basic dogmatic truths. Of these, the knowledge of Christ as God stands out. Without faith in this, it is not worth accepting the sacrament. It is useful to know that for a Christian salvation is impossible without the Church. Participation in Orthodox ordinances such as confession and communion is necessary.
You also need to be aware of your responsibility to God. Now man takes on the responsibility of striving for a holy and righteous life.
If the parents decide to baptize the child, then they themselves need to know the basic tenets of Christianity. It is necessary to teach the infant faith, basic prayers and respect for the Church, as well as instill in him certain moral qualities.
Before baptism, it is useful to read literature that prepares a person for this holy sacrament. The books explain the Symbol of Faith, the main dogmas, the main commandments and the essence of the Christian faith.