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Re: Can I ask a question about baptism? » SandraDee

Posted by fachad on July 25, 2002, at 11:52:02

In reply to Can I ask a question about baptism?, posted by SandraDee on July 25, 2002, at 11:27:37

I was baptized in the church baptistery at around age 13.

Our church taught that baptism was an act of obedience to Jesus, and was neither necessary nor sufficient to be truly saved. So we were allowed to decide for ourselves when we wanted to be baptized.

They also taught that real baptism was by immersion, not sprinkling.

The Baptistery was a big clear tank above the pulpit, built into the wall. The preacher would plug your nose, then swing you backwards until you were completely dunked. Here he would say, "Buried in the likeness of Christ’s death."

Then he would pull you back up out of the water, and say "Raised in the likeness of Christ’s resurrection"

And all the people said, AMEN.

> Is that allowed?
> How/When were you baptised, if you were at all? How old were you? Was it in a church baptismal with just a little water on your head, or was it a complete dunking? Was it in a nearby lake?
> Don't feel pressured to answer, just a curiousity question and it is open to all.
> Personally, I was baptised as a baby in the Catholic church with a little water dripped on me. About 5 years ago I was baptised again through a local church at a lake nearby - completely dunked by the pastor and it was incredible. I truly felt like I left the "old self" there and felt really great. Not just because the water was freezing hahaha.




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