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Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

Authentic baptism

Last week, I was asked by Chris to come watch his baptism. He decided he wanted to be baptized in the Susquehanna River. The day was lovely. The event was touching. Chris’ family was there and church friends. We all sang:

Shall we gather at the river?

By Robert Lowry, 1864

Shall we gather at the river, where bright angel feet have trod, with its crystal tide forever flowing by the throne of God? Yes, we’ll gather at the river, the beautiful, the beautiful river, gather with the saints at the river that flows by the throne of God. (Verse 1)

From 21st Century Science and Health, “Our baptism is purification from all error. Our church is built on the divine Principle, Love. We can unite with this church only as we are newborn of Spirit.”

Paul Hamilton baptizes Chris

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