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From: "Ivor Morrish" <>
Subject: Re: BAPTISM or CHRISTENING (O.T.)
Date: Sat, 29 Jul 2000 07:59:58 +0100
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Just a slight (but important) correction.
Baptists and those of similar persuasion, do not insist on it being Adults
who should be baptised, but rather Believers, i.e. those who have made the
conscious decision for themselves. Young people who are not technically
adults are baptised on their own confession of Faith. Baptists practice
Believers' baptism not Adult baptism.
----- Original Message -----
From: Eric Normington <>
Sent: Friday, July 28, 2000 11:51 PM
Subject: Re: BAPTISM or CHRISTENING
> Hi Listers.
> Your reply to this kind of question is likely to be highly coloured by
your Theology!! As
> a Baptist, Baptism should only be undertaken by ADULTS on confession of
faith. No baby is
> able to may a spiritual commitment, which is why Godparents make promises
on behalf of a
> child at Christening (don't like this word, but it is the one which is
used- it literally
> means *making a Christian*, which the act patently does not do, it confers
> blessing). The child, in such churches, makes their own personal
commitment to the
> Christian faith at CONFIRMATION.
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