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Haruo wrote:What about non-Trinitarian (Unitarian, or Jesus-Only Pentecostal) or non-orthodox Trinitarian (e.g. Mormon) baptism? After all, unless you're going to insist that babies not be bathed until they've been sprinkled, it's a slippery slope...
[I wrote this to Timothy, but it would apply equally to Sandy's intervening post]
Timothy Bonney wrote: know Baptists that have been re-baptized several times because the mood took them, they had an important spiritual experience, etc. The way UMC folks handle that is by a service of baptismal remembrance rather than a rebaptism.
I know a lot of Baptists who have been re-baptized more than once, myself included. But that stems from the belief that the symbolism involved in baptism represents a genuine conversion experience, and is only performed subsequent to that experience, not to bring it on, or as a "christening" or dedication.
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