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Types of Baptisms

Do any of you attend (or know of) churches which offer baptism by a form other than total immersion e.g. by sprinkling (which might mean a jug of water poured over the head).

I know of some churches (even one Baptist church) who do this for those with health issues or a serious fear of water.

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The message of the cross was made available to all men without distinction, covenant status, circumcision, or water baptism.
Rather, by his grace, God freely gives those that believe a high calling in Christ Jesus. Once we believe that Christ was the needed blood propitiation for our sins, then we are baptized into the Lord himself 1 Cor 12:13

We are not baptized into water to remit our sins, we are baptized into Christ! This baptism is not just a cleansing, it is an extermination. Our baptism into Christ crucifies our flesh and places us into his death. Likewise we will take part in his resurrection.
Rom 6:3-4 No water
---michael_e on 8/16/14


Michael,
Water does nothing to a believer but to clean him when he uses it on his body. But what we are speaking of is something that is symbolic and is commanded under the New Covenant. That is, if it is at all possible to do. When a sinner saved by grace is not able to get baptized because he is sick, or for a good reason, he is still saved. Water saves no one from the wrath to come, only Jesus can save a lost sinner from the wrath to come. Jesus is the only Way. Agape
---Luke on 8/16/14


John came baptizing, even Jesus was baptized.
Jesus had said, "Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God."
Philip baptized people in Samaria. Cornelious was baptized, after receiving the Holy Ghost:
Acts 10:47_48 "Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we?
And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days."

Heaven-Earth, Love God-Love Neighbour, Water-Spirit, One Spiritual and the other earthly. To diminish and ridicule the Water of baptism
acomplishes nothing. Our life is not all Spiritual, (1 Corinthians 9:27, Galatians 2:20)
---Nana on 8/15/14


Paul remembers baptizing a few, so we can assume he received further revelation that water washing was no longer necessary. Paul says Christ didn't send him to baptize(11Cor1:17). Different from the twelve (Matt 28:19).
Baptism is taking something and placing it into something so it's changed from its previous condition. It's about identification, which Rom 5, explains we are in Adam or in Christ.
Rom 6, God takes what we were in Adam and places us into Christ and Gods action of crucifying the old man of sin (what we were in Adam) changes our condition. Our old identification in Adam changed to a new identification in Christ. A spiritual change. Water baptism changes you from being dry to being wet.
A physical change
---michael_e on 8/15/14


In context, that is what was going on in Acts 8, "And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Ghost was given, he offered them money..."

No one is saying that the Spirit is obligated to anything so, you are out of line as always. The guardian is for children and those new to the faith. Even John was asked, "What must we do"? What they were told is to act in kindness to their fellow man, to use their hearts in a loving way. Simon did not.

In John 3 Jesus said, "And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil."
Missing the Gospel call is a matter of the heart, not faith.
---Nana on 8/15/14




//Baptism and belief did not profit Simon the Sorcerer. Baptized children are committed to God by their guardians to raise them in the ways of the Lord. No one was moved to come to Simon and lay hands that the Holy Ghost would come.//

Holy Ghost does not come every time someone lays hands on anyone. The Spirit is not obligated to sinful man.
We are saved by grace through faith. Simon had no faith. He didn't need guardians for the Holy Spirit to come to him. He wanted the gifts for his own purposes, and not to spread the gospel. To those who refuse the gospel it is foolishness and a stumbling block (1 Cor. 1:18) but to those who respond in faith, it proves itself to be the "power of God unto salvation" (Rom. 1:16).
---Luke on 8/15/14


Baptism and belief did not profit Simon the Sorcerer. Baptized children are committed to God by their guardians to raise them in the ways of the Lord. No one was moved to come to Simon and lay hands that the Holy Ghost would come. So, he offered money for the gift, with that symbolizing what was wrong with him, his heart. Peter told him, "Thou hast neither part nor lot in this matter: for thy heart is not right in the sight of God."

Men are told, 'Love thy God and Love thy neighbour'. Is Love needed for Salvation? (1 John 3:10). The cleansing of the heart is what water symbolizes. "Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God."

"the answer of a good conscience toward God"
---Nana on 8/14/14


Luke is right Baptism doesn't wash the outside it represents being buried with Christ and risen a new creature in Christ. We die to sin,buried with Christ,and arise to live for God. The Baptism of the Holy Ghost does not wash the inside of us because we have to already be clean inside because the Holy Ghost will not come into an unclean Temple which we are the Temple. We have been changed from the fleshly and entered the Spiritual life through Jesus. We cannot compare flesh to Spirit,they live in two different worlds,flesh in sin,Spirit in Righteousness. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 8/14/14


Luke we agree good point thank you. Agape
---Samuelbb7 on 8/14/14


//Water baptism washes the outside of the cup and the baptism of the Holy Spirit washes the inside of the cup.//

Steven,
although water baptism is necessary in almost all cases, it does not wash the outside of any cup. Water baptism is symbolic, because it represents a person dying and raising from the dead. It is not necessary for salvation, but is a command that genuine believers should do if at all possible. And if a person is really born of the Spirit, he will gladly do what is commanded of him to do if its possible. Water baptism is also symbolic of a person committing his life to Christ in from of others.
---Luke on 8/14/14




If you can't understand Jesus Christ according to the revelation of the mystery, then you conclude that we are related to Israel and we are to follow the preaching and teaching of John the Baptist and Jesus while he walked the earth.
What most don't realize is water baptism didn't start with John the Baptist or Jesus. The people of Israel knew what John was doing, but didn't know why. (John 1:25)
Paul's reason for not water baptizing is more instructive than his admission to not being sent. Paul wasn't sent to water baptize because it would make of no effect the cross of Christ.(Gal 2:20).
Rather than being an act of grace, water baptism is something that must be done to meet the qualifications of entering the kingdom.
---michael_e on 8/13/14


Jesus was to set an example for christians. If water baptism was not necessary, he would say so before he got baptised by John. If water baptism is not necessary, why did Philip baptise the eunuch in water?

Water baptism washes the outside of the cup and the baptism of the Holy Spirit washes the inside of the cup.

It's too bad that christians today only get baptised with water.
---Steveng on 8/12/14


It's a common mistake to think that water baptism is superior today to other baptisms in the Bible. The Bible mentions many baptisms and our one baptism into Christ does not include water. The only one in operation today is taught by Paul according to the revelation of the mystery. (1 Cor 12:13, Eph 4:5)
---michael_e on 8/12/14


Micha,
great points you gave. The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit are distinct Persons. All three are persons, but only One is a human person. Jesus was the Father and the Holy Spirit, in His Divine nature, God. When Jesus said, He and the Father are one, He was speaking of His Divine nature. We are also told that the Holy Spirit indwells believers, but we are also taught that the Spirit of Christ indwells believers, the same Divine nature. In their Divine Spirit they are One in the same, God. But are three distinct Persons. All three Person talk. They are not manifestation. They are Persons. Agape
---Luke on 8/11/14


Cluny, you are relating a story while I was relating a biblical truth - a big difference.

"A man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh." The husband and wife are now one flesh, but Jesus and the Father is one in the spirit. All christians are also one in the spirit for one cannot perform miracles without the Holy Spirit.

Genesis 2:24
Matthew 19:5
Ephesians 5:31
Mark 10:6-8
---Steveng on 8/10/14


\\Look to the bible as its own reference: just as "when a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two shall become one." Are they the same person or two individuals?\\

Isaac continued to dwell in his late mother's tent.

Was he truly united to his wife Rebecca?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/8/14


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My Father and I are one in the spirit - kindrid spirits. Look to the bible as its own reference: just as "when a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two shall become one." Are they the same person or two individuals?
---Steveng on 8/7/14


"I & my Father are ONE John 10:30."

When my son does exactly what I instruct, he can say, "my father and I are one."

That is, one in accordance although we are two individuals.
---aka on 8/7/14


\\Yes, Jesus Is God and & Father. John 8 v 58, John 14 vs 8 9, John 20 vs 27 28, Isa.44 v 6, Rev. 22 v 13. ---Lawrence on 8/5/14\\

I am on the side of Lawrence on this one.
I & my Father are ONE John 10:30.
...the Father is in me, and I in Him John 10:38.
Isaiah 9 :6 ..unto us a child is born,...and His name shall be called ...The mighty God, The everlasting Father ...
Please do not deceive yourselves that you can totally understand or describe in human words "the God and the Lamb (one entity)" that sits on the Most High Throne in Heaven Rev. 5:13, 22:1-3.
---Adetunji on 8/7/14


Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
---Steveng on 8/6/14


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/Jesus is neither the Father nor the Holy Spirit.\-Cluny on 8/6/14
The Bible has many verses regarding this.
This is one that comes to mind:
John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever,
Here we see all 3 in correspondence with each other, else one would be claiming Jesus had some sort of psychiatric disorder, talking to and about himself.
Which reminds me of other verses:
Eph 4:4-6 [There is] one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling, One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who [is] above all, and through all, and in you all.
1Co 12: 4-6
---micha9344 on 8/6/14


\\Yes, Jesus Is God and & Father. John 8 v 58, John 14 vs 8 9, John 20 vs 27 28, Isa.44 v 6, Rev. 22 v 13.
---Lawrence on 8/5/14\\

Wrong again, Lawrence.

Jesus is neither the Father nor the Holy Spirit.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/6/14


Yes, Jesus Is God and & Father. John 8 v 58, John 14 vs 8 9, John 20 vs 27 28, Isa.44 v 6, Rev. 22 v 13.
---Lawrence on 8/5/14


We all will have much to answer for when the Lord judges our works. We will all spend some time in purgatory.
---love.jesus on 8/5/14


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Lawrence Let's reason this out about Jesus being God:

Was Jesus a vantriloquist after being baptised? Matthew 3:17, John 12:28

When Jesus was on earth, where was his father? Matthew 5:16, Matthew 6:1, Matthew 7:21, Matthew 10:32, John 14:13

Was Jesus thanking himself? Matthew 11:25

From whom did Jesus get his power to perform miracles? Matthew 11:27, John 5:17, John 5:19, 30, John 8:28, John 8:54, John 10:25, 38, John 12:49, John 14:10

Did Jesus know when the end comes? Matthew 24:36

Was Jesus praying to himself? Matthew 26:39

Where did Jesus come from? John 8:42

Who is the Holy Ghost? John 14:26
---Steveng on 8/5/14


Shameful. People funmaking of a persons replies. Surely you'll pay.
---Diane on 8/5/14


Cluny, love it!
---love.jesus1944 on 8/4/14


\\Cluny, you are dence! :)
---love.jesus on 8/3/14\\

Shall we dence (pom, pom, pom)
On a bright blast of Muzak?
Shall we flie (pom, pom, pom)
Shall we dence?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/4/14


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\\Thank God I came to & to Ignore your comments from here on. \\

Promise? Don't break my heart.

Apparently Lawrence doesn't realize that in theology (which means nothing more than the knowledge of God) some words, such as "person", have technical meanings that they do not have in ordinary speech.

But since spiritual things are spiritually discerned, I don't expect him to grasp this truth.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/4/14


Cluny, you are dence! :)
---love.jesus on 8/3/14


Yes flesh human being a person.

Cluny being so dence n dull of understanding to understand, ever so learning Never coming to the knowledge of the truth. You go ahead n rival within your self n others like you.

Thank God I came to & to Ignore your comments from here on.

Glory to God And Father, Jesus Christ.
---Lawrence on 8/3/14


\\Jesus Christ is the only person that had flesh. Almighty God & Father Dwelt in that fleshly body. Only 1 person..\\

Are you so dull of understanding and blind in heart you think that "person" in this context means "human being"?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/2/14


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I think I finally figured out. Lawrence is United Pentecostal. It took me a little while...
---love.jesus on 8/3/14


Baptisms are all acts of faith. Be it by water or by spirit. Your believing they will help you grow stronger in your relarationship with the Lord. No one of us is wrong in this madder. Quit telling people their wrong show us his love, have Faith in his word it turns darkness into light. Not your judgement and condemnation of people's baptisms styles, it's all in the name of the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit. Do once for all or once for each let it all be by faith.
---Bryan on 8/3/14


Darlene1.....awesome. And of coarse all this is done in the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit, as opposed to John the Baptist's baptism.

And I believe this is what Jesus was trying to distinguish when He said to baptize in the Name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit. An example we see in Acts where Paul comes across a few who were Baptized with John's Baptism, and Paul asks them a question. Their answer was, we have not so much as heard of the Holy Spirit. So Paul enlightens them further.

God Bless.
---kathr4453 on 8/3/14


Acts 19 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, 2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. 3 And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. 4 Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.5 When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
---kathr453 on 8/3/14


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Yes manmade orthodox ideology theology doctrines n commandments of men trinity thinking cluny, Your wrong again. Jesus Christ is the only person that had flesh. Almighty God & Father Dwelt in that fleshly body. Only 1 person..

Glory to The Only God, Jesus Christ.
---Lawrence on 8/2/14


Katr4453 I believe the same way you do about being buried with Christ because that is what the Bible tells us that Baptism represents our death to sin and burial with Christ and we are risen a new creature in Him. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 8/2/14


\\Not persons.\\

Yes, they are.

You're wrong again.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/2/14


Not persons. Jesus the son Is the only person & Father, Holy Ghost Is The Spirit. Jesus Christ Is the name. Philip asked Jesus show us the father. Jesus said when you have seen me you have seen the Father. Thomas said to Jesus my Lord & my God.
---Lawrence on 8/2/14


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\\ Mat. 28 v 19, No one found in scriptures being baptized in the titles. \\

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not titles but Persons.

You seem to be the rival of Dan Brown in both Christian theology and Church history, Lawrence.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/1/14


Mat. 28 v 19, No one found in scriptures being baptized in the titles. Those that have been, they go down a dry sinner n come a wet sinner. Nothing happened, they just got wet. Mat. 28 v 19 said in the name. Acts 2 v 38, Jesus Christ Is that name and Fulfills Mat. 28 v 19. Philip baptized the Etheopian eunuch in The name of The Lord which Is Jesus Christ, Not father son and holy spirit.
The father son and holy spirit baptism Is Manmade trinity orthodoxy ideology theology philosophy even idiology. Commandments n doctrinrs of men, Trying to use and make it right. God Nothing to do with it.
---Lawrence on 7/30/14


Kathr, good stuff.

"buried" in the water, "raised" out of the water.

Just like Christ was "buried" in the tomb, and raised out of the tomb.

---James_L on 7/28/14


Thank you James_L, it's good to know some here get what Baptism represents and what Baptism is all about. Just saying "I baptize you in the Name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit" does not convey the depth of our being Baptized into His death and raised up a New Creature. I am so totally grateful my Pastor said right then what Baptism is and what it signified not only for me but for all who attended.

Cluny totally missed it, but that's not surprising.
---kathr4453 on 7/30/14


\\Cluny, to say the words "I BAPTIZE YOU in the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit" is not Baptism either.\\

Yes, it is.

However the Orthodox Church and most of the Eastern Churches use the formula, "The servant of God NAME is baptized in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit," with immersion performed at the mention of each Person.

The Assyrian Church of the East says, "Name, be baptized in the Name..."

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/30/14


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Cluny, to say the words "I BAPTIZE YOU in the name of the Father Son and Holy Spirit" is not Baptism either. And who is the "I" here, and where did that all start. Most probably the RCC who has placed themselves as little gods.

"Reciting" the Lords Prayer is not prayer either, yet so many do.

And we too see in Acts those Baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ with no mention of Father or Holy Spirit.

But Believe me Cluny the Father and Holy Spirit were not left out, as we too believe in the Triune God.
---kathr4453 on 7/29/14


\\So the words Father Son and Holy Spirit were not used like it is used in many Baptisms.
---kathr4453 on 7/28/14\\

Then you weren't really baptized.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/29/14


Kathr, good stuff.

"buried" in the water, "raised" out of the water.

Just like Christ was "buried" in the tomb, and raised out of the tomb.
---James_L on 7/28/14


Darlene1, my post wasn't a rebuke or anything of yours. When I was saved and Baptized, it was total submersion ....but my pastor said. ..." buried with Him in Baptism unto death...( I went under the water) and raised up together with Him a New Creature"(I was raised out of the water.) This Baptism was in relation to the one Peter refers to when using Noah and the flood as a type . It wasn't the washing away of the sin of the flesh like so many to day do, but identification with Jesus in death and resurrection life....putting sin away once and for all. Water can't wash your sin away.

So the words Father Son and Holy Spirit were not used like it is used in many Baptisms.
---kathr4453 on 7/28/14


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Kathr4453 you must have misunderstood what I said. I never said the HG died for our sins I only said he is our Teacher,Comforter and empowers us for God's use. Jesus and the Father comes into our hearts and changes them and our lives,He saves the repented and forgiven. The HG empowers the body to serve God in ways we never could in the natural. They are still God the Father,God the Son,God the Holy Ghost and these three are one,all unified in purpose. God Bless
---Darlene_1 on 7/28/14


I believe the baptism is being baptized into His Death, and by the same Spirit baptized into His Body. 1 ((Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free, and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.)) The Spirit of the Life of Christ in you is altogether different than sending the Comforter or teacher. The Holy Spirit didn't die for your sin.

Jesus will baptize with Fire. Fire is what burns away the chaff.
---kathr4453 on 7/28/14


I know a lot of people will disagree with me but that is just fine. Think about the fact all power in heaven and earth is given to Jesus. We are to pray in Jesus name. The name of the Father,Son,and Holy Ghost is Jesus for the Bible says these three are one and Jesus is the One who was given all power. Some Preachers baptize in "the name" of the Father,Son,and Holy Ghost,in Jesus Name. It doesn't say baptize in the names just one name "the name". The Word was God,the Word was made flesh,and the Word is Jesus. The Holy Ghost didn't come until Jesus died and sent us a Comforter,teacher,empowerment for service to God which we receive through the Baptism of the Holy Ghost.
---Darlene_1 on 7/28/14


Wow Cluny, did you even read Matthew 25? Maybe you should read some commentaries on the verses. It appears this one is a no brainer that all seem to agree on.......except the Orthodox it would appear. So are the Orthodox not going to be ready at the return of Jesus Christ? Or do you believe at the return of Jesus the unregenerate without the Holy Spirit will be the ones who are invited in while the ones who have the Holy Spirit are locked out? Or are you confused between oil and water?
---kathr4453 on 7/28/14


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Does Afghanistan have eggs?
---shira4368 on 7/27/14


\\Cluny, you may want to read Matthew 25...\\

Et reliqua.

And just what does this have to do with the price of eggs in Afghanistan, or anything I said, kathr?

I'm trying to find out from wivv the connection between water baptism and the return of Christ.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/27/14


Michael, thank you. I'm not terribly good with abbreviations.
---love.jesus on 7/27/14


//Michael, what is boC? /////
/---love.jesus on 7/26/14 //
body of Christ (1 Cor.12:27)
---michael_e on 7/27/14


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Cluny, you may want to read Matthew 25. Oil in scripture represents the Holy Spirit. If you understand this, then you will understand Matthew 25. If you don't grasp what the beginning of Matthew 25 means, then my explaining it to you will not help.
---kathr4453 on 7/26/14


Michael, what is boC?
---love.jesus on 7/26/14


Some baptize babies, others only adults. Some in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, some in the name of Jesus Christ. Some sprinkle, some dunk, some pour. It would seem God could have given us clear instruction for the practice of baptism in the dispensation of grace that would dismiss the confusion. HE HAS
1 Cor 12:13 a baptism performed by the Holy Spirit immersing, not into water, but into the one boC. This baptism occurs at salvation since that is when the believer becomes a member of that body. Since there is only one baptism in this dispensation, this is the same baptism as Rom 6. Gal 3:27. Paul teaches the baptism for today is a baptism into Christ, not water. Col 2:12
---michael_e on 7/26/14


\\Cluny, scripture does say..." To as many as RECEIVE HIM". Jesus Christ the promised messiah/ savior \\

And you think that's the same thing as "receiving Christ as savior?"

And you've not explained the link between baptism and the Parousia.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/26/14


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Some, such as hyper-Dispensationalists, reject water baptism altogether, citing Ephesians 4:5 "One Baptism"

Others, such as Landmarkists, reject spirit baptism altogether, citing Ephesians 4:5 "One Baptism"


Suppose Paul might have had a different "immersion" in mind?
---James_L on 7/26/14


Cluny, scripture does say..." To as many as RECEIVE HIM". Jesus Christ the promised messiah/ savior

He came unto His own, and His own RECEIVED HIM NOT.
---kathr4453 on 7/25/14


\\But, the message will also be the same-baptism is to indicate a person has received Christ as Savior and it's to show that Christ will return.\\

Please give the exact scriptural quotations that say that, wivv, especially the one linking water Baptism to the Parousia.

BTW, did you know that NOWHERE does the Bible use the formula "receive Christ as savior"?

**It's a shame that christians only stop at water baptisms and forgo the laying of the hands to receive the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 6:2

---Steveng on 7/24/14 **

Speak for yourself and your worldly denominational Church of Steveng.

Orthodoxy never stopped doing this.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/25/14


Wivv I like your answer the best. Just show the world.
---Bryan on 7/25/14


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Over the years, visiting various churches because I'm a retired missionary, I've seen a variety of different methods used of baptism. One church just sprinkled, saw one who baptized in a running stream by total immersion, another that also baptized in a stream, but the person would walk into the water until they were waist high and than have water poured on the head, saw a church baptize in a swimming pool, another church used a water hazard on a golf course. But, the message will also be the same-baptism is to indicate a person has received Christ as Savior and it's to show that Christ will return.
---wivv on 7/25/14


It's a shame that christians only stop at water baptisms and forgo the laying of the hands to receive the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 6:2

---Steveng on 7/24/14


Steveng, the moment a person is saved he is given the Holy Spirit. Christians don't forgo the Holy Spirit.

The New Creature raised up together with Christ is raised up by the Holy Spirit ( Hebrews 13:20-21 and Romans 8:11-13) and has the Spirit of the Life of Christ in him. Romans 6-8 say nothing about the necessity of laying on of any hands.
---kathr4453 on 7/25/14


Are we not to follow Jesus' example? (John 13:15, 1 Peter 2:21) Did he not get baptised with water only once? Was Christ baptised in the name of the Father, the SON, and the Holy Ghost? If Jesus said it isn't necessary to be baptised, why did he get baptised to set an example? If it were not necessary, why did the apostles still baptise with water (Acts 8:36-38).

A person is first baptised with water as an outward washing of sins (Acts 1:5, Acts 22:16),

It's a shame that christians only stop at water baptisms and forgo the laying of the hands to receive the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 6:2
---Steveng on 7/24/14


Lots of types of water baptizms made up by men. John the Baptist words were I baptize you in water for your repentance but there's one mightier than I, he will baptize you in the Holy Ghost and fire. Matthew 3:11 it's only Matthew the apostle telling us this account.
---Bryan on 7/24/14


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\\ I don't understand the term 'triple immersion' and 'emersion' is not in my dictionary nor on Google. \\

First immersion: In the name of the Father.

Second immersion: And of the Son.

Third immersion: And of the Holy Spirit.

"Emersion" is the opposite of "immersion", that is, the coming up from being immersed.

FWIW, the Jewish rite of Mikveh, the antecedent of Christian Baptism, is likewise done by triple immersion. It's not something the Eastern Churches thought up on their own.

Even in the Roman Church, it's three separate pourings (not sprinklings): one for each Person of the Trinity.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/18/14


We don't have a physical baptism as any one can physically baptize any one.
We believe only the Holy Spirit baptizing into the body of Christ is important (1 Cor 12:13) ---michael_e on 7/18/14

worth repeating
---aka on 7/18/14


We don't have a physical baptism as any one can physically baptize any one.
We believe only the Holy Spirit baptizing into the body of Christ is important (1 Cor 12:13)
---michael_e on 7/18/14


I don't understand the term 'triple immersion' and 'emersion' is not in my dictionary nor on Google. Also, the reason I said 'a jug of water poured over the head' is because those are the exact words used recently when someone was discussing 'sprinkling'. That's not exactly how I imagined 'sprinkling' to be done but those WERE the words used on that occasion and I was told that it was used for those who, for one reason or another, cannot be totally immersed.
---Rita_H on 7/18/14


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Orthodoxy normally administers Baptism by triple immersion and emersion. The other non-Catholic eastern churches do the same.

There may be exceptional cases, but even so you don't take the exception and make a rule out of it. Instead, you come as close to the normal practice as you possibly can.

Sprinkling (aspersion) is not the same thing as affusion--pouring a jug of water over the head, in your words.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 7/17/14


I don't think Jesus is going to be too concerned about baptisms in Luke 18: 8 said he's going to be looking for faith. Is he going to find faith? Didn't say anything about finding baptisms. I don't think it's the quantity of water that does the washing away the sin. Cause if it was I think a few of us would have to spinned a few years in the baptism.
---Bryan on 7/17/14


I don't think I am aware of such a practice in a Baptist church. There are some groups that don't baptize at all, such as the Salvation Army.
---love.jesus on 7/17/14


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