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There was no magical thinking--they did not believe that baptizing him would guarantee the success of the surgery, nor would the lack of it keep him from heaven.
Mel Catholic Church in Woodland Hills, rejoices in the baptizing of adults in a rite during the Easter vigil, to be held at churches throughout the area tonight, on the eve of the church's holiest day.
What is the point in baptizing a child who will not be brought up in a household of faith?
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.
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.
The Baptist Convention of North Carolina expelled the 101-year-old McGill Baptist Church for accepting two gay men as members and later baptizing them.
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.
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.