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John 1:31-33 (31 And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
While baptizing people with a little dribble of water is "enough" for a valid and licit (legal) celebration of the sacrament, it hardly conveys the full meaning of Baptism.
A: Presbyterians recognize all the traditional ways of baptizing (immersion, pouring and sprinkling) as valid.
What is the point in baptizing a child who will not be brought up in a household of faith?
In 1995, after the Wiesenthal Center learned that the church was baptizing Holocaust victims posthumously, the church agreed to stop the practice and removed 400,000 names from the index.
Karen Spierling's book explores the many-sided significance of the practice of baptizing infants in mid-sixteenth-century Geneva.
I guess he knows that God's "hands" were indeed tied because the baptizing priest replaced "Father, Son and Holy Spirit" with "creator, liberator and sustainer." Imagine that!
Basically, Baptists are a mission society announcing the Good News of Jesus Christ, calling men and women to repentance, baptizing them in the name of the triune God, and gathering together as the beloved community to extend the Kingdom of Christ.
"I baptize you with water," John announced to the crowd, "but one is coming who will baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire." And John went on baptizing. Jesus himself entered the water with the crowds.
In a cosmos of double veils, every answer is twain: We own this space, if nothing else, and fill it With twinkling stars and cymbals, common buttercups, Fire from John Henry's hammer, and cascades of bubbles, Baptized and baptizing, in the spirit.