A Divine Dunking

Lessons of a full-immersion baptism

cmuchrys33

10/17/2006 08:27:06 AM

Let's see what Luke has to say about Baptism in Acts 16:33 - "And he took them that very hour of the night and washed their wounds, and immedietely he was baptized, he and all his household." Notice it DOESN"T SAY, "his household, except babies and children." Scripture certainly does teach that infants can and should be baptized. Any parents out there? Allowing a child to wait for Baptism is like allowing a child to decide whether or not they should go to school. When your child doesn't want to go to school, do you not make him, b/c he should be allowed to decide on his own? Then why deny a child something infinitely more valuable? I wish that those who bashed the Catholic Church would 1st truly understand what it teaches and WHY! Of course, the Catholic Church won't tell you that you can't get baptized "again", but it does teach that only the 1st one counts - that is, the 1st one completely washes sin away.

granth

02/16/2004 10:06:30 PM

"Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:38) Unless the Bible has a lie....

BernadetteAz

01/29/2004 12:22:18 AM

I believe that we are all born of sin, and I agree with getting baptized as a child. How else are you going to be freed from sin until you are old enough to understand the meaning of baptism. And if you want to get baptized again as an adult no one in the catholic church is going to tell you,that you can't.BernadetteAz

slwinca67

07/18/2003 01:56:27 PM

when sprinkled on a baby is a dedication of love from god to the church family. A full-immersion babtism is left to an age where you can fully understand god's word, the full acceptence of god in your life and to be forgivin for all past sins. It is a very meaningful experience that should be left for older children to adults so they fully understand and cherish this event in their lives. *Stephanie*

SAVED02

06/03/2003 11:48:27 AM

I was brought up in the Catholic church and was "sprinkle baptised" . at 15 i moved church and and am now a born-again christian! the bible st8s that baptism is to be done in obedience to GOD after repentance. the point is that you choose. as a Baptised Catholic i was taught that i was a christian, when really i was far from it. i'm at catholic school & i just had to explain to a friend how/why Jesus'death saved us from sin. she's catholic, she has no understanding of being Christian. it no real significance in our lives. we should follow GOD's examples, not man's. i am not Baptised (BY FULL IMERSION)YET, but will be soon. it is not the Baptism that i needed as a child to give me salvation, but it was repentence and the blood of Jesus. Baptism should be a meaningful time for those who have repented from sin. it's public declaration and promise to GOD to serve and follow Him. it MUST be done by the individual.

go4god821

11/03/2001 08:28:48 PM

baptisim... baptisim is totally and completely a pure act of obedience... in other words... it is something to be done after salvation. I really don't care if a pastor, preacher, saint, priest etc etc etc has to say... cause unless if it is not backed up by the Bible... then ya don't know if it is true or not. But anyway back to baptisim. Baptisim is to be done after you are saved (confess your belief in Jesus Christ as our only lord and savior, and realize that you are a sinner, and that after you are saved then you will still sin). Well since you obviously can't get saved when you are 2 months old... then it is not an act of obedience, but an act of mom and dad saying "lets go get our baby wet and make it cry". Now I'm not saying that is what's going through your parents mind... but if might as well be because when you get baptised when you are a baby... nothing "spiritual" even happens. Thanks for taking the time to read this... I hope it wasn't too long!! ~*~kayla~*~

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