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  1. Salty

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    There is a new church in the Salt City - A Brethren church.

    Looking at their doctrine statement, they preform a triune baptism.

    Would you say that is the correct way, the wrong way, an acceptable way? Other thoughts?


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    Different but not wrong. It has been done before by different groups throughout history.
     
  3. Jerome

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    =dunked three times face-forward.
     
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    What do you mean by a "triune baptism"? Baptists baptize in the name of "the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit". That's all I know abouut a "triune baptism". They don't dunk them 3 times, though, if that's what you mean.
     
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    Brethren practice triple immersion.

    I see no problem with it. When they dip the person in the Name of the Son, they are baptizing in the Name of Jesus Christ, and so the directive is fulfilled.
     
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    and so do the Orthodox Church...

    in XC
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  7. billwald

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    So do the vast majority of Christian Churches.
     
  8. Salty

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    any other thoughts on dunking you three times
     
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    I would have a problem with it. It's very weak theologically. Baptism pictures the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, all of which He did ONCE. He wasn't buried and resurrected three times.
     
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    Do they? I have never heard of that. Assuming (perhaps mistakenly) that you are referring to Plymouth Brethren, I did a google search, but could not find anything to suggest that they did.

    However, at http://www.scrollpublishing.com/store/Brethren.html I came across a group known as "German Baptist Brethren". The site says:

    German Baptist Brethren, not to be confused with the Plymouth Brethren, began as a small movement in Schwarzenau, Germany, during the early 1700s. Their primary organizer and leader in the early decades of the movement was Alexander Mack. The group began within the Pietist movement, but the Brethren commitment to radical New Testament discipleship lead them to a way of life very similar to the Anabaptists. Based upon their study of the early church through the writings of Gottfried Arnold, the Brethren began to practice baptism by triple immersion. Because of their practice of immersion or dunking, they became commonly known as the Dunkers. Due to persecution in Europe, all of the German Baptist Brethren emigrated to the United States during the eighteenth century in two main groups—one in 1719 and another in 1729.

    Perhaps they are the people you mean.
     
  11. David Lamb

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    I have never yet been in a church that does (practice triple immersion, that is!)
     
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    I have heard of this and have no problems with it.

    There are baptisms where the person is laid back under the water. Others are laid forward under the water, and I have seen videos or a movie where there person performing the baptist simply laid their hand on the head of the person and that person bend their knees down until their head disappeared under the water.

    To me all these symbolize death to the old life and resurrection to the new life in Christ.
     
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    If baptism is symbolic of us being buried and resurrected in Christ, I don't recall this happening to Jesus 3 times. It's pointless and shows a certain amount of ignorance concerning the symbolism involving it.
     
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    Most Baptisms I see/know invoke the triune Godhead in what is said...but there's one "dunking."

    Look at it this way: At least no one's trying to do seventy times seven~ :eek:
     
  15. David Lamb

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    Yes, I was baptized forward. I am 6 feet 4 inches, and the bapistry was small. My pastor at the time thought it safer to take me forward.

    But I agree that these outward details are non-essentials.
     
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    How does your view of infant baptism by whatever you consider to be the right formula - compare to believers baptism by Father, Son and Holy Spirit - three times?

    in Christ,

    Bob
     
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    One or three under-water-dips, "these outward details are non-essentials" as water baptism as such is a non-essential and non-elemental Christian phenomenon of POST-Apostolic Christianity.
     
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    Why do Baptists require one before baptized to be baptized again?
     
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    I don't understand how we can identify with Jesus' burial. It is His burial, and not ours in any way. No one can walk in his shoes. We can observe HIM going to the Cross, believing in Him, but we cannot join Him, even symbolically.
     
  20. Gerhard Ebersoehn

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    ge:

    Yea!
     

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