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Physical Limitations to Immersion

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by saturneptune, Jun 3, 2012.

  1. saturneptune

    saturneptune New Member

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    There have been lots of threads lately about rebaptizing and immersion. From pastors, is there any physical condition that justifies another mode of baptism than immersion?
     
  2. Tom Butler

    Tom Butler New Member

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    I don't think so. Calling sprinkling or pouring baptism (baptizo Gk) does not make it so.
     
  3. preachinjesus

    preachinjesus Well-Known Member

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    We've permitted two instances where we poured for baptism. Both were for terminally ill patients who would have died if we placed them under water. These were documented cases where the doctors agreed such a practice would be very harmful for the patients. They are very rare.

    The other 99.9% of the time we baptize by immersion.
     
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