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I am the mother of a 16 year old son. my husband and our pastor recently decided for my son to be baptized. but my son was baptized fully nude. he was so embarrassed he refuses to talk to me. they even made him stand in front of everyone the whole time.what can I do

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I'll bet you would have felt just as close to God not naked. But you'll never know that for a fact. Seeing God no longer sees us after the flesh, but IN CHRIST in the Spirit, I hardly think being naked was a factor.

Why do so many glory in their flesh? Don't they understand? The flesh profits NOTHING. JOHN 6:63 Romans 6-8.
---kathr4453 on 4/22/21

I was baptized naked and I never felt closer to God. Wouldn't trade that experience for anything!
---Sonny on 4/21/21

The bible says THE FLESH PROFITS NOTHING.( 2 Corinthians 5:16 )(John 6:63) So getting baptized nude in the flesh profits nothing but a puffed up mind that has nothing to do with the real baptism of being baptized into CHRISTS death....totally burning up the shaff....being baptized WITH FIRE LUKE 3:15-18...aka crucifying the flesh......Galatians 2:20-21 , Gal 5:22-25, Romans 6 , Colossians 2. But those verses are for REAL SERIOUS CHRISTIANS.

But each to their own. If it makes you FEEL MORE SPIRITUAL. However spirituality has nothing to do with a puffed up mind or feelings.
---kathr4453 on 4/12/21

Brother Joshua - Blessings! I thank God you found a pastor who conducts orthodox baptisms IAW Biblical tradition. Please provide an address/location that can be GPS'd. I intend to attend your baptism and help celebrate this blessed event. I am so proud of you.
---Jeremy on 4/9/21

I will be baptized Sunday May 2nd (weather permitting) in the Mad River near Springfield OH. The pastor said there will be 4 others baptized that day also. There may be 5 if the parents give permission to the other young brother who has joined the church. He is 14 years old and his parents are not members of the church. He has requested to be baptized naked also, but the pastor told him he would need his parents permission.
---Joshua on 4/3/21

Nothing in the scriptures tells whether penitents were baptized clothed or naked. As the minimum public clothing in Judea and Galilee was a tunic for women and a loincloth for men there is no reason to suppose that penitents were baptized wearing any less.
Outside Jewry slaves and the very poor might be "naked," that is clothed with only a loincloth, as the Greeks and Romans were not freaked out by women's breasts and nipples. The masters of the slaves might reserve more covering clothing for winter, and the very poor might do likewise.
---HenryK on 3/31/21

Jesse did you know RAIMENT means cloths. It's actually blasphemy to thumb your nose at very simple scripture and MAKE UP something not there.

So exactly why do people do that? 1) they are really not christians 2) the Word of God means nothing to them. 3) they have a limited understanding if vocabulary words. 4) they take some man's word over the Word of God.

Not one person here has provided scripture explicitly stating the Guards stripped Jesus AGAIN after they put His own CLOTHING on Him . After He died and was taken off the cross THEN they parted His clothing, just as prophecy foretold.
---kathr4453 on 3/20/21

(Mark 15:17)
And they clothed Him with purple and they platted a crown of thorns and put it about His head,

I dont know where you come from, but from my understanding, someone must have clothes... to be clothed. Or does it not say this in your Bible? If not, it may help us to know which translation you are reading from.

If it is there...truly, who is spouting the blasphemy?
---David on 3/20/21

Even when scripture is posted Jesus was NOT NAKED they still argue. Yikes.
---kathr4453 on 3/20/21

StrongAx: You are absolutely correct. The statement was meant to be tongue in cheek, emphasizing the fact Jesus was completely naked, fully exposed to the multitude that was gathered to witness his execution. So tired of the silly argument that the Romans were carefully observing Jewish tradition and carefully draped a cloth over the male genetalia. Nonsense!!! JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED FULLY NAKED~! And it IS BLASPHEMY to suggest otherwise.
---Jesse on 3/19/21


In English, "You nailed it" means "You did something really well", in the same sense as hitting a nail square in the head with a hammer.

Where did you get the idea that this phrase was related to crucifixion? I have never heard such an explanation before, and I can't find any references to such a usage anywhere.


Wearing only a crown of thorns, while technically not actually being naked, is nevertheless not in any way less immodest (in the sense of being shamed by it) than actually being fully naked.
---StrongAxe on 3/19/21

Jesus was not naked at the crucifixion. He was wearing a crown of thorns.
---Jesse on 3/19/21

Matthew 27:28 And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet robe.29 And when they had platted a crown of thorns, they put it upon his head, and a reed in his right hand: and they bowed the knee before him, and mocked him, saying, Hail, King of the Jews!30 And they spit upon him, and took the reed, and smote him on the head.

31 And after that they had mocked him, they took the robe off from him, AND PUT HIS OWN RAIMENT ON HIM , and led him away to crucify him. with His own raiment on Him.

After He was crucified they parted His Garments...just as prophecy stated.
---kathr4453 on 3/18/21

Does anyone know where the words "YOU NAILED IT" come from? Yep! And actually THAT is blasphemy. Especially here talking about OUR LORD AND SAVIOR. Disgusting! Blasphemy!
---Anonymous on 3/18/21

You nailed it Thermon. Jesus was crucified fully naked by the Romans before a cheering mob. Funny how believers want to put forward the Scripture right up to the point where they don't actually like what its saying, then try to re-imagine it. Blasphemy! Pure blasphemy!!
---Seth on 3/17/21

No scripture says Jesus and His disciples were baptized nude. Is this in some CULT BIBLE we need to know about? Yes do advertise your time , place and date etc of your baptism so all Pediofiles and or men attracted to men can be sure to show up.

After Adam and Eve sinned, Satan loves to take our clothing off. But God covers us, as He did Adam and Eve.

Why do folks make these statements yet have no biblical proof to back up. There is so much of this rampant here on line. There is nothing spiritual about doing anything in the nude.
---kathr4453 on 3/14/21

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Brother Joshua-- Please post the date/time/place of your baptism as soon as possible. If close enough, I will attend. I'm very curious about this orthodox form of baptism. I have read about nude baptism and believe it is in-keeping with scripture. Jesus was baptized naked and so were His disciples. It follows that HE would want us to continue in this way.
---Kevin_Stevens on 3/4/21

Luke 23:42 - And said unto Jesus, Lord remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom,

Luke 23:43- And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say today shalt thou be with me in paradise.

( When did the thief have a water baptism ? )

Matthew 3:11 - I indeed baptize you with water, unto repentance : But he that cometh after me is mightier than I, Whose shoes I am not worthy to bear : He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.

(. Bible talks about Two Baptism , ONE water , ONE - Holy Ghost - Spirit - which one Saves ? )
---RichardC on 2/27/21

I am Joshua. I am 15 years old. I contacted the Ohio minister and he has agreed to baptize me naked in the Mad River as soon as weather warms. You all are invited and I hope this allows everyone to see that this is a very holy experience. I am excited about being baptized in the same manner as Jesus. I hope you all can attend.
---Joshua on 2/26/21

Sorry you find the Bible perverse.
---Thermon on 2/22/21

Hmmm... we perceive, you are sorry..... that we find you and your interpretation perverse.
You never provided any Bible witnesses... common with false preacher/teacher types. You did make a closet apostle though we see.
Psa 119:104Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

2Co 11:13For such are false apostles, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.
2Co 11:14And no marvel, for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.
---Trav on 2/23/21

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Are these Baptisms a private affair, or do family members attend?

If so...after reading the Bible, I found where God said this...And if a man shall take his sister, his fathers daughter or his mothers daughter, and see her nakedness and she see his nakedness, it is a wicked thing, and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people....
(Leviticus 20:17)

Now if seeing one naked, was a wicked thing in the Old Testament, wouldnt it still be wicked in the New Testament? God made many Laws against public nudity in (Leviticus 18:6-18) that you may want to read.

---David on 2/23/21


Unfortunately, many Christians think they are more moral than God, more righteous than God, and in a better place to judge than God is, based on how outraged they get over what God said and did (e.g. wanting to avoid the Song of Songs because it's too explicit).
---StrongAxe on 2/22/21

Sorry you find the Bible perverse.
---Thermon on 2/22/21

It sounds like some sort of cult leader. Get away from those people. Find a church like the Seventh day Adventist. We wear robes. No other church that I know would do this. Run
---Samuelbb7 on 2/20/21

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Sounds like a lot of haters of naked baptism.
......really wish people would READ THE BIBLE.
---Thermon on 2/6/2

I dont see they hate you.... they do despise your perversions. As do I, cloaking yourself by position.
You wish they would read the Bible but, you cant quote your defense.
We only see your perversions in scripture....
I c u in common with Balaam.
Rev 2:14But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication.
---Trav on 2/13/21

What possible difference could it make whether one is water baptized naked or fully clothed? Matter of fact anyone can be water baptized. You can go in the water unsaved and come up wet and unsaved. Oth when the HS baptizes you into the Boc you are saved indeed
---michael_e on 2/12/21

While some instances of Jesus' nakedness might be subject to debate, the crucifixion is not. I've researched scores of historical and theological documents concerning the crucifixion. JESUS WAS CRUCIFIED FULLY NAKED. That ship has sailed. All historical and scholarly information is clear. That doesn't stop the fringe believers from desperately trying to contrive an exception. And yes, I've seen all those arguments too! Folks saying 'oh, in this case, the Romans were carefully paying deference to Jewish customs. And Jewish custom would have assured that Jesus had a diaper to wear. Yeah right, what else did the Romans do? Ask 'Savior, may we bring you a drink? A cold beverage perhaps?' while they were torturing Him to death?
---Thermon on 2/11/21

Thermos, yes please read the Bible and show those scriptures where it says Jesus was NAKED in all the things you listed. Everyone is born naked. That's a no brainer. Don't worry about that one. Use the KJV PLEASE.

But unless you can give specific scripture you claim you read in the Bible, I stand by my belief that when Jesus was on earth, they were UNDER THE LAW OF MOSES, and to look upon any nakedness was sin. Even Peter covered himself when naked when Jesus walked on water out to his boat. There were woman at baptisms and the Crucifixion.

If your using OT cleansing rituals even those were private.
---kathr4453 on 2/7/21

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Sounds like a lot of haters of naked baptism. Jesus was born naked baptized naked, washed the saints feet naked and yes, crucified naked. There will always be those who will contrive anything to keep from facing the truth. As Dr. Bart Ehrman says 'it's possible to reconcile anything if you try hard enough.' I really wish people would READ THE BIBLE.
---Thermon on 2/6/21

I pastor a small church in rural Ohio, near Columbus. I baptize any member nude who wishes to be. Most prefer to be nude in remembrance of our Savior's baptism in the river Jordan. To the young brother who expressed his desire to be baptized naked, we applaud you. You will be rewarded for your devotion to God both in this life and next. God speed.
---Samuel_Preston on 1/22/21

Sir- I am 15 years old. I recently gave my heard to Christ and would like to be baptized. I believe naked baptism is according to scripture and would like to find a church and pastor who will baptize me naked. By the way, I live in Kentucky. My parents agree and will provide me a way to get the location as long as it is not too far away.
---Joshua on 12/29/20

Is God going to punish all of us who got baptized wearing clothes?
---JS1234 on 11/27/20

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Are you saying Moses made Joshua get naked? Scripture please.
---kathr4453 on 10/30/20

Numbers 27:18 states with a capital "S" "And the Lord said to Moses "
Take Joshua the son of Nun with you, a man in whom is the Spirit, and lay your hand on him,

The Holy Spirit was in Joshua in the Old. Testament.
---ven. on 10/30/20

David, me either. What I have researched, this started with tradition not actual biblical obedience. I have always stressed many religious traditions are based on pagan traditions and practices. I think many think they are following early Christian practices, when actually many of those were based on RCC tradition, where infant baptism began ( also not scriptural) where I'm sure most infant baptisms were with babies being naked . No scripture when we read about many baptisms in ACTS never once insinuate one was naked, and using false statements Jesus was naked when baptized. Like I said, looking on anothers nakedness was a sin. They are accusing Jesus of breaking the LAW, forcing others, men and women to look upon him on purpose.
---kathr4453 on 10/19/20

I actually had never heard of nude baptisms before reading this blog, had you? If so, do you know which denominations practice this type of baptism?
---David on 10/19/20

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David, I agree. Folks simply fail to read OT Law, and before Jesus Crucifixion many verses in the OT show it was a sin to look on another's nakedness. Even Priests had to be clothed from the waist down. We see the soldiers gambling for Jesus'robe or garment. Jesus' humiliation was in being made in the form of man...also seeing Jesus Mother and other women at the Cross where Jesus was crucified would not be there if Jesus was naked, because it would go against their OT LAW they were still under. No scripture either says Jesus or anyone else was baptized naked where these same laws of looking upon another's nakedness still applied..
---kathr4453 on 10/17/20

As with many religions, the instructions from the shepherds of these churches, are seen as a higher authority than the Lord Jesus.

Many folks, whom I have questioned about certain practices in their churches, generally refer me to their pastor, rarely giving me a bible reference.

Not that I think naked baptism is a sin, but I do think it can easily lead one to lust, which is not exactly in line with Gods teachings. I believe most folks would need to pluck their eyes out to attend.

And if thine eye cause thee to fall, pluck it out and cast it from thee, it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having two eyes, to be cast into hell fire.
(Matthew 18:9)
---David on 10/16/20

My church has always baptized naked. I'm 33 now, but I was baptized at 15 along with four others ages 36, 29, 12 and 14.
We baptize outdoors in the shallow flood waters of a nearby river. The minister and assistant pastor also enter the water nude. No one thinks anything about it and its not embarrasing at all. We believe in carrying on biblical traditions and all scholarly and historical investigation clearly state John baptized Jesus naked in the River Jordan. Your son should be thankful he was baptized in the same manner as the Savior Jesus. PTL!
---Brent_Shelton on 10/10/20

I was baptized fully naked at age 18. I remember being embarrassed at first, but I was reminded to think of Jesus and how He was crucified naked before a cheering mob. It gave me the courage to embrace it. From that point I made no attempt to cover myself or turn away from the congregation. My nudity made me feel closer to God as I was able to do this in remembrance of His death and suffering. I heartily endorse full emersion baptism in the nude.
---Steven on 10/8/20

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Pastor Chris, what verse in the bible says Jesus was naked at His Baptism? Or is this understanding tradition too. If scripture says nothing about having to be naked, where we read about many baptisms yet NO WHERE even with Cornelius family were they all told to strip.

So your TRADITION is perverted. Why, because it's a MAN MADE TRADITION.
---kathr4453 on 9/29/20

It was absolutely appropriate to baptize the boy fully naked. This is in accordance with baptismal tradition. Jesus was fully naked at his baptism. Baptism represents a rebirth, and as such we re-enter the world as a new person, we entered the world naked so it follows that we should re-enter the world naked.
---Pastor_Chris on 9/29/20

Thank you for that Nicole. What I had posted right from the beginning. I also said they need to be reported.
---kathr4453 on 4/24/19

Maggy, report it to the authorities.

That was a sexual assault.

Imagine if your son was a daughter.

Would you allowed her to stand nude in front of everyone? No, of course not.

Why is it any different for your son?

CPS need to investigate you, your husband and the Pastor.

And people talk about he Catholic Church.

You all ABUSED your son.

---Nicole_Lacey on 4/23/19

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Why did the father and the pastor feel they had to decide the 16 year old son had to be baptize without any input form the 16 year old? (Does the church believe in baptismal regeneration?) To make him stand naked in front of people is probably a form of child abuse and should be investigated. Teenagers have a hard enough time making the transition from childhood to adulthood without being embarrassed by adults they trust.
---WIVV on 4/20/19

Wow, looks like senility has taken its toll. Too funny.
---kathr4453 on 3/31/19

Still missed the subject Monk. Have you ever heard of comparisons? \\

To whom are you comparing Monk Brendan, kathr?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/30/19

Still missed the subject Monk. Have you ever heard of comparisons? Nicole used them all the time without argument from you. Move on.
---kathr4453 on 3/29/19

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Kathr4453 said, "Why can't people COMPREHEMD what is being said. Who today castrates young boys for the RCC?"

When did you STOP beating your husband and/or children?

That is the same type of question.

Castration is/was a barbaric custom that has, for the most part, been abandoned. Nobody does the whole castration thing for the Catholic Church. Girls are now allowed in the choir loft.
---Monk_Brendan on 3/29/19

\\ Cluny, don't you have anything better to do then defend child abuse?
---kathr4453 on 3/28/19\\

Where did you get the idea I was, kathr?

Let me mention in passing that castrati choir boys were NEVER found in Orthodox churches.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/29/19

Cluny, don't you have anything better to do then defend child abuse?
---kathr4453 on 3/28/19

\\Just because minors were baptized naked 2000 years ago because of some man made TRADITION not in scripture, DOES NOT MAKE IT RIGHT OR LEGAL TODAY\\

So were adults, kathr.

And please give BCV where nude baptism is forbidden.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/28/19

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Monk, the subject is naked baptisms of underage children against their knowledge, and obviously against their own wishes. This is as barbaric as child castration that went on many,many many years ago before there were laws protecting minors. GET IT NOW?

Why can't people COMPREHEMD what is being said. Who today castrates young boys for the RCC?

Just because minors were baptized naked 2000 years ago because of some man made TRADITION not in scripture, DOES NOT MAKE IT RIGHT OR LEGAL TODAY JUST BECAUSE IT'S DONE IN THE NAME Of GOD, anymore than young boys being castrated TODAY for the RCC Chior boys club? Is it legal today? NO! Not in our country it's not.
---kathr4453 on 3/28/19

Kathr4453 said, "Cluny, you've missed the whole point. Stop defending perverts. When is not now, no matter what site or research team said what or when. It was NEVER part of scripture....PERIOD. Just like castrating young boys so they could be RCC choir boys was NEVER scripture either. Just because it was practiced BACK THEN, does not make it right or that it was ever right. Many boys died from infection. It was barbaric. Stop making GODS out of your early church fathers."

Kathr, did you know that the Lutheran Church also used castrati? So did a lot of opera houses.

You see, women of any sort were FORBIDDEN on the stage or in the altar or in the CHOIR LOFT! Not until the 18th century did that rule relax.
---Monk_Brendan on 3/27/19

I don't know what castrati singers have to do with baptism.

Having your own copy of the Bible is nowhere in the Bible, either. So following your own logic of rejecting non-Biblical practices, you should get rid of your copies of it.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/27/19

Why in the world would you be baptize nude. You can go to a different church. Where we wear our clothes or a robe.
---Samuelbb7 on 3/27/19

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Cluny, you've missed the whole point. Stop defending perverts. When is not now, no matter what site or research team said what or when. It was NEVER part of scripture....PERIOD. Just like castrating young boys so they could be RCC choir boys was NEVER scripture either. Just because it was practiced BACK THEN, does not make it right or that it was ever right. Many boys died from infection. It was barbaric. Stop making GODS out of your early church fathers.
---kathr4453 on 3/27/19

Cluny, let me reword. The practice began approx 300ad and ended before the end of that century, meaning it did not last more than one century. Thankyou for the opportunity to correct my statement.\\

Wrong. It started earlier and did not end until later.

John's baptism was never the same thing as Christian baptism.

And do you think that baptism is something that John invented himself?

Glory to Jesus Christ!

And the majority of those being baptized at that time were infants. \\
---Cluny on 3/27/19

This question says a lot. Maggie doesn't say, " his father and the pastor", but " my husband and the pastor". It sounds like Maggie's husband may not be the boys biological father,but a step father and the mother left a decision like this up to her husband, the step father not his father, and that is why the boy is angry with the Mother. Why not also be angry with the husband? May be because she didn't protect him from this stepfather, where there may be other issues.

How long has this man been your husband, and was it this husband who got you involved in this church? Maybe there is a PED issue here.
---kathr4453 on 3/27/19

Cluny, let me reword. The practice began approx 300ad and ended before the end of that century, meaning it did not last more than one century. Thankyou for the opportunity to correct my statement.

And the majority of those being baptized at that time were infants. Also most adults being baptized slaves, who at that time were forced to work naked. Just like the Olympiads preformed naked. You can't compare that time and culture to today. In the USA we have laws protecting minors.

Even back then it fell out of favor with the RCC and Orthodox because of modesty reasons.

Again we don't live in 300 ad or in Rome or the old world. I'm sure there weren't laws then protecting minors from being molested either.
---kathr4453 on 3/26/19

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Jesus baptism was witnessed by all that were around, also hearing Gods voice. No nudity or in private. So whoever came up with the changes did it based on their own cult practices. When Adam and Eve were naked was BEFORE any sin. Since being saved does not give us freedom to walk around naked and not be ashamed should prove that baptism is not putting anyone back before the fall. So it must have been out of STUPIDITY of scripture the practice even existed. Even Jesus being sinless didn't strut around naked showing He was innocent of mind etc. And remember God COVERED Adam and Eve after He forgave them. Being Born Again is NOT a rebirth of the flesh....and baptism is NOT a rebirth of the flesh. Even in Christ we are clothed with HIM.
---kathr4453 on 3/26/19

Cluny that sick practice started around 300ad and ENDED before the first century came to conclusion. \\

So it started before 300 and ended before 100.

Is that what you are saying?

How can something end before it started?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/26/19

Cluny that sick practice started around 300ad and ENDED before the first century came to conclusion. I ALSO KNOW this side of the Roman Catholic Orthodox Church history. The Greek Olympiads also preformed in the nude...TODAY THEY DO NOT.

Just because something was practiced 2000 years ago does not make it good or right. Today we have LAWS, and exposing teens nudity before anyone is against the law. Who knows how many PEDS now attend this church just for the peep show. Can they prove no one took pictures and downloaded them to a pron site? NO. We live in TODAY....not in some false CULT that started 2000 years ago. YOURChurch history also mutilated little boys so they could be Choir boys with voices that didn't change. SICK!
---kathr4453 on 3/26/19

I forgot to mention that because of the nudity at baptism, it was NOT done before the entire congregation.

Only the bishop or presbyter, baptizand, sponsor, and deaconess for women were present.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/26/19

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Since Paul makes it clear there is only one baptism in Eph 4:5, why is there such a hullabaloo over baptisms?
If Paul says there is only one then it must be the one baptism Paul teaches. It is found in 1 Cor 12:13 and Rom 6:3.
It's dry and performed by the Spirit baptizing you into Christ. This is the baptism that saves. It is not water baptism of any kind.
If you don't see this then you are stuck trying to reconcile the multiple baptisms taught in the Lords earthly ministry with the single baptism in Eph 4:5.
Right division opens eyes
---michael_e on 3/25/19

kathr, I know church history.

You clearly do not.

Happy Annunciation!
---Cluny on 3/25/19

\\ the one baptism of the mystery church into Christ requires no water and is largely neglected.\\


Happy Annunciation!
---Cluny on 3/25/19

Maggie,Are you new to this church? Had no Idea how they baptized? And your son was not a part of the Baptismal disscussion? Was it on his own confession of faith, or is this a CULT where water baptism naked is your belief of salvation? And what about others being baptized before your son? NONE? or just no naked baptisms? How and WHY was it exactly your son was kept in the dark, not only by his own parents but by the pastor? Did the Pastor say not to tell him? I would think a 16 year old would be included in the discussion prior, not only explaining the meaning of baptism, but what was expected of him. To be kept in the dark SHOWS IT WAS wrong. If you all believe there is nothing wrong with it....why the secrecy?Ephesians 5:12 and JUDE 4*
---kat453 on 3/25/19

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While many argue over the merits, mode, and method of water baptism, the one baptism of the mystery church into Christ requires no water and is largely neglected.
It's this ONE(not two or three) baptism of every believer into Christ that is responsible for our identity in Christ, our resurrection, our new ministry, our communion, and our inheritance with the Lord.
Right division opens eyes
---michael_e on 3/25/19

Do they make teen underage girls also get naked and stand naked before the congregation?

There was a church not to long ago where the pastor slept with his daughters...JUST LIKE THEY CLAIMED ADAM DID. In any event, NO SCRIPTURE STATES one is to be naked with Baptizm. That is a MAN MADE UP piece of crap tradition .

This should be looked into and the pastor should be arrested ( and parents if they agreed) for child abuse. We don't live in 50AD There are LAWS, and it may be some here were broken. If an adult themselves agrees to be baptized naked, and strutted in front of be it.....CHILDREN?????? that's another story of perversion hiding behind religion.
---kathr4453 on 3/25/19

Mikveh or mikvah is a bath used for the purpose of ritual immersion in Judaism to achieve ritual purity. Using this as a transfer to baptism in the first place is FALSE DOCTRINE. These were private baths for purification.

Now let's look at Johns Baptisms...Jesus was baptized in the Jordan River, and no scripture says he got naked, or was a purification RITUAL. When Peter went to Cornelius home, NO DEACONESS was present or asked to travel along to prepare anyone for any ritual of a naked purification bath. When Philip baptized the Eunich, no such details were given that a deaconess was summoned to prepare for this or that.

Just because some FALSE TEACHERS perverted scripture using OT Mikveh does not make it a truth.
---kath4453 on 3/25/19

Following the example of the Jewish mikveh, early Christian baptisms were done in the nude.

This is why Deaconesses were chaperones for the baptisms of women.

Ancient illustrations of baptism show the baptizand nude.

In his post-baptismal instructions, St.Cyril of Jerusalem said, "What a wonder! Like Adam and Eve before the fall, you were naked and not ashamed."

Had you or your husband or your son been told beforehand that your son would be baptized in the nude?

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 3/24/19

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Was your husband aware this was going to happen? I've never heard of such a thing. Your husband should have known better. What kind of church does this, so others can be warned? No scripture states one must be naked for baptism. Id get the authorities involved just as parents should who's children get molested. I see this as being molested. If you also knew beforehand this was going to happen, and DIDNT tell your son, you should all be put in jail. If he knows you both knew and didn't tell him, I don't blame him for not speaking to you. Your relationship with him may NEVER be the same again. You've lost his trust as parents, and protecting him as parents you totally failed.
---kathr4453 on 3/24/19

"what can I do Maggy what you could have done, should have been done before this occurred. Nothing can be done now, the situation has passed.
---joseph on 3/24/19

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