baptism

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When Jesus commanded his disciples to baptize, he was not prescribing a practice that was unique to his followers.
The simplest thing to do is baptize anybody who comes along.
The little girl who used to baptize dogs is still trying to save their lives - just not their souls anymore, that's all.
He said the church has no authority "to change that which Christ himself instituted" when he told his disciples to go out and baptize "in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit" (Matthew 28:19).
Even now any person may baptize in case of necessity and with the right intention, and a bishop can designate a layperson to preside at marriage and funeral rites.
OTTAWA -- The Catholic church will refuse to baptize children of same-sex couples if both parents insist on signing the baptism certificate, Canada's top Catholic cleric said.
74) The most recent "official" BU declaration on these issues rejects the notion of common baptism, recommends that churches do not admit the unbaptized into membership, and, somewhat more cautiously than many Baptists, believes that only "in certain circumstances" is it right to baptize someone baptized in infancy, (75) while many ministers still regard infant baptism as no baptism.
In the cleansing waters that John used to baptize Jesus, Naaman is not just made new (like a baby) but is humbled.
The next year, Lowangcha brought his school principal incognito to baptize villagers in Borduria.
Black priests in the Anglican church in Zimbabwe say they are not allowed to baptize, marry or bury white parishioners.
The words that render Baptism a valid sacrament are, "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.