XXVII. Of Baptism

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  1. Babylon's Dread says:

    Baptism?

    Yes well, our Exodus. Our rescue from the flood. Our new life budding into full force by the Holy Spirit.

    and our great Christian debate.

  2. Papias says:

    The Anglican position seems pretty middle of the road to me.

    Baptism is a sign of Regeneration or new birth. That does not seem like the position of Baptismal Regeneration, unless I am not seeing it and still tired.

    Baptism of young children is retained in the church as being most agreeable. Honestly, not going to lose any sleep if a church is pro infant baptism and right with the essentials.

    Babs reminded me of watching “The Ten Commandments” this past weekend. Still great to see them walking through the Red Sea with the reverse waterfall effect.

  3. Nonnie says:

    The Anglican baptisms of babies that I have witnessed, the priest baptising the child and was exhorting the parents as well as the congregation, to be a part of raising this child for Christ. Even asking the congregation to respond to that call. It seemed to me that baptism was entrusting those babies into God’s care and believing He will be faithful to keep them. That’s how I saw it when I witnessed it.

  4. Kevin H says:

    Can somebody check on MLD to make sure he’s okay? This thread has been up for over 13 hours for now and he has yet to post on it. Something is awry. 😯

  5. PP Vet says:

    I enjoyed my baptism, and I highly recommend the experience to others.

  6. Chile says:

    I have relatives in the Anglican church in Australia. From a long time Bishop, to vicar, to associate in university ministry. One of them was raised as an Evangelical turned Anglican much later. When this relative had a child with a very old Anglican family member, and it was time to baptize the baby, it was a huge deal. What I mean is that the new Anglican’s (in this case a Vicar himself) see the baptism more as a baby dedication and are fine. But the old Anglicans insisted this was the method by which this child would receive salvation. They were so adamant that the discussion was apparently too heated for polite company.

  7. Babylon's Dread says:

    Salvation is only received when it is received.

  8. Reuben says:

    Salvation is given only when it is given.

  9. Alex says:

    Salvation is only given and received when it is ordained/appointed/destined/purposed by God.

  10. Alex says:

    The crux of Salvation seems to rest entirely on God’s mercy. There really is no other metric that is plausible. Sorry folks, that’s the way “things” seem to be after grinding on this “stuff” for most of my adult life. Either that, or it’s not real and the Nihilists and Atheist/Agnostics are correct, but I don’t think they are.

  11. ( |o )====::: says:

    I’ve had the blessed privilege of officiating the marriage of two dear friends.
    I’ve also had the unique privilege of baptizing my best friend.

    My two friends have been married well over a decade, navigated thru tough times, remain committed and in love.

    My best friend persists in her faith walk in spite of living with one of the most spiritually challenging persons she could have ever chosen to make a life with.

    My friends and my best friend are recipients of unique grace, in spite of my involvement.

    God is good. 😉

  12. Got to do a baptism. It was too cool.

  13. DMW -- john says:

    i got baptized in a bath tub in a commune, it was to short for me so they kind of pushed me back an forth, they started by putting my head under, but my legs and feet went up in the air, so to be sure it counted they pushed my feet and legs in, do you think they may have done that backward, because it was not long after that, that i started my long tradition of getting kicked out of different churches. and now since there was no time the all of me was under water do you think it took at all or should i try again 🙂

  14. DMWalking backward? says:

    And I didn’t ask if the guy who baptized me had his fresh water tags..

  15. DMW says:

    I may have been baptized by an un-licenses baptizer — Oh my — i feel like it was all wrong now.. am I saved or not? I wonder how many churched would tell me it didn’t count. ??

  16. DMW,
    My church would give you the thumbs up as long as it was a trinitarian baptism. We just think you need to get wet. 🙂

  17. victorious says:

    Salvation has been provided; offered to all and received when appropriated.

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