Saturday, October 14, 2006

AARON'S SECOND BIRTHDAY!!!

Today is my son's second birthday! We celebrated last night by letting him stay up late, and today by taking him to Peter Piper Pizza. Praise the Lord for two years of life for our precious boy!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

THE MODE OF BAPTISM: IMMERSION ONLY?

This post I gently offer to my fellow Baptists.

I read, what I believe, to be a solid argument (from a Presbyterian brother) that should cause more consistency for us Baptists. It is namely this:

We Baptists say that baptism is immersion only. We do not believe sprinkling is a valid mode, because the word for baptism means immersion.

But why, then, do we only give a tiny square piece of bread/cracker and a tiny thimble of wine/grape juice at the Lord's Supper? By very definition, a supper is a full meal, and not just a small bite and small drink.

So, it seems to me that, if we were consistent, we Baptists would either (a) grant more charity to our Presbyterian brothers and sisters with regards to the mode of baptism, and allow for sprinkling as valid, or (b) go back to having a complete meal for the Lord's Supper (like the early church did, by the way).

May the Lord continue to guide us all and lead us into all truth and unity in the Spirit.