What is Baptism?
13 At that time Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan River so that John would baptize him. 14 John tried to stop him and said, “I need to be baptized by you, yet you come to me?”
15 Jesus answered, “Allow me to be baptized now. This is necessary to fulfill all righteousness.”
So John agreed to baptize Jesus. 16 When Jesus was baptized, he immediately came up out of the water. Heaven was opened to him, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down like a dove and resting on him.17 A voice from heaven said, “This is my Son whom I dearly love; I find happiness in him.”
-Matthew 3:13-17 CEB
-Rev Melissa Fain-
There are two truths of the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ):
Back in September this little jewel was released on YouTube. If you were in the right circles there was a big debate over whether he was really baptized. I'm not answering that specific question today, but I do want to look deeper at baptism.
Whether it's infant or adult(ish), what is it? What is going on? That's not a simple answer. I want to use media to explain different views. I'm not saying these views are perfect, or in some cases even good. Media is like a mirror. They find something to reflect, and they reflect. Sometimes they are reflecting a funhouse mirror, and sometimes their reflection is pretty on point. Let's look:
There's my list. What would you add?
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