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No, they are not. Present day Anabaptist baptism are not phrased in any way conditionally. Conditional baptism is used only when there is uncertainty about whether someone has been baptised before or not. This is extremely rare in Anabaptist circles, because in their view valid baptism can only be performed on someone of an age to understand it. A person ...


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Starting with a couple of passages Acts 11:16-18 (RSVCE) 16 And I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, ‘John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ 17 If then God gave the same gift to them as he gave to us when we believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I that I could withstand God?” 18 When they heard ...


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It is always helpful and useful to start with definitions From the "PENNY CATECHISM" under Grace and Prayer 139 What is Grace? Grace is a supernatural gift of God, freely bestowed upon us for our sanctification and salvation. 140 How must we obtain God's grace? We must obtain God's grace chiefly by prayer and the holy Sacraments. And From the ...


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Before answering your question from a Biblical standpoint it is necessary that we understand what Baptism is and is not. What Baptism is: Baptism is an Earthly acknowledgement that we believe; that God is Sovereign of the Universe; That we believe that and only God is the supreme creator of all things, and holds the key to eternal life; That we believe ...


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No, scripture gives us the sense that baptism should be reserved for the genuinely penitent*: 7 John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath? 8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our father.’ For I tell you ...


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Here's the current practice in the USA: Baptism of children in the care of same-sex couples presents a serious pastoral concern. Nevertheless, the Church does not refuse the Sacrament of Baptism to these children, but there must be a well founded hope that the children will be brought up in the Catholic religion. In those cases where Baptism is ...


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One must profess the entirety of the Catholic faith to be Catholic (cf. Pope Leo XIII's Satis Cognitum). Same-sex parents, by their actions and example, intentionally violate natural law (children have a right to a female mother and a male father) and disregard the 6th precept of the Church ("To obey the marriage laws of the Church"); they are practically ...


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The enquiry is about the policy of Protestant denominations on the choice of baptismal names. I am an ordained minister (Presbyter) of the British Methodist Church with thirty years' experience. In the Methodist Church, this matter would be up to the judgment of the officiating minister's conscience, though parents could appeal to superior authorities in ...


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Baptism for the dead may have a more prosaic meaning if one takes into consideration that some in the early church practiced baptism upon conversion but once a year on Easter. If someone became a Christian but died before they would have been baptized on Easter, a friend or relative might complete the baptism ceremony for them as a memorial.


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My understanding of the what you call the Greater Baptism is baptism via the Holy Spirit when you accept Christ as your savior. Water baptism and Spiritual baptism are two separate events. NASB: Matt 3:11 “As for me, I baptize you [g]with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He ...



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