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#84342 Apr 19, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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I've been a Christian in terms of my beliefs since I was 16 but I've never been baptized. My church does beach baptisms about once a quarter and I always thought it would be cool do to that, so when this one was announced my friend L and I both decided to do it. I think most Protestant denominations believe in baptism as a teen or an adult, when it's the person's choice, as opposed to Catholics who baptize babies.
Actually, it's mostly the Baptist and more "Fundamentalist" type protestant religions that do older baptisms. LUtherans, methodists, Episocpalians, etc., all do it as infants.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#84343 Apr 19, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Actually, it's mostly the Baptist and more "Fundamentalist" type protestant religions that do older baptisms. LUtherans, methodists, Episocpalians, etc., all do it as infants.
I don't think that's accurate.
Stina

Saint Petersburg, FL

#84344 Apr 19, 2013
j_m_w wrote:
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I've been a Christian in terms of my beliefs since I was 16 but I've never been baptized. My church does beach baptisms about once a quarter and I always thought it would be cool do to that, so when this one was announced my friend L and I both decided to do it. I think most Protestant denominations believe in baptism as a teen or an adult, when it's the person's choice, as opposed to Catholics who baptize babies.
Yeah, definitely more the "Preotestant-Related ". I grew up non-denominational and we do it as teens/adults. I can't remember for sure, but I may have been baptized Lutheran as a baby, but my parents switched when I was a toddler.

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#84345 Apr 19, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I don't think that's accurate.
It is. Go ahead and prove me wrong.

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#84346 Apr 19, 2013
The Amish are among those who don't baptise infants. Baptists and the Amish are from the Anabaptist movement that came out of Germany several hundred years ago. Catholics baptize infants, and Lutheranism, Methodism, Presbyterianism, and Episocopal(ism?) of course are borne from Catholicism, so those mainstream protestant religions also baptise infants.

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#84347 Apr 19, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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Actually, it's mostly the Baptist and more "Fundamentalist" type protestant religions that do older baptisms. LUtherans, methodists, Episocpalians, etc., all do it as infants.
The Protestatnt churches we looked at baptise infants. As a teen the chikd is confirmed menaing she makes a profession of faith which is a personal choice.

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#84348 Apr 19, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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I don't think.
You got that right.

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#84349 Apr 19, 2013
Anabaptists:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anabaptist

"The name Anabaptist is derived from the Greek term anabaptista, or "one who baptizes over again." This name was given them by their enemies in reference to the practice of "re-baptizing" converts who "already had been baptized" (or sprinkled) as infants.[5] Anabaptists required that baptismal candidates be able to make their own confessions of faith and so rejected baptism of infants."

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However, I got my info in previous posts from college religion courses, especially the class I took on the Amish (fascinating stuff).

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#84350 Apr 19, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Lutheranism, Methodism, Presbyterianism, and Episocopal(ism?) of course are borne from Catholicism, so those mainstream protestant religions also baptise infants.
Some do, many don't.

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#84351 Apr 19, 2013
So, Preheating oven to 500 for the first 15 minutes of cooking for my prime rib! After that its down to 320 (yeah they say 325) and a nice boat ride. Then its time to make the mashed potatoes (I love mashed potatoes) and a meal fit for a king (which I am)

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#84353 Apr 19, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
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Some do, many don't.
Incorrect. MOST do. It's in the liturgy. Infant baptism.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#84354 Apr 19, 2013
Former Baptist here. Can confirm they do it a as older folks. Kids can get baptized if they wish, but usually have to get re-baptized as an adult if they want to become a church member.

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#84355 Apr 19, 2013
My SIL and her fiancé are on their way in. I feel a drink or five is in my future tonight. And tomorrow night.

She continued her FB rants today about girls running around campus in leggings (against dress code) and J called her out on it ("It's not a military school or prison.")

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

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#84356 Apr 19, 2013
Also, grats on the baptism, Jam. I think if ocean baptisms had been around when I was a kid, I'd have actually done it, heh.

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#84357 Apr 19, 2013
They got him. Alive. Its over.

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#84358 Apr 19, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
My SIL and her fiancé are on their way in. I feel a drink or five is in my future tonight. And tomorrow night.
She continued her FB rants today about girls running around campus in leggings (against dress code) and J called her out on it ("It's not a military school or prison.")
She is REALLY concerned with what everyone else is doing, saying, and wearing. Is this new? I don't get why she cares so much about everybody else.

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#84359 Apr 19, 2013
Is that what your MIl is like? Is she just taking your MIL's ways and scaling them down to her age?

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#84360 Apr 19, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
Also, grats on the baptism, Jam. I think if ocean baptisms had been around when I was a kid, I'd have actually done it, heh.
I think it sounds like the coolest way to get baptized as an adult.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

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#84361 Apr 19, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Incorrect. MOST do.
Right. Forgot you were the expert on religious practices, given your deep theological understandings.

As a lifelong Protestant, I can attest I have NEVER known a church that practices infant baptism, and I've never witnessed one that has. And I'm neither Baptist nor Amish.

But I suppose Wiki is far more credible than my own actual experiences.

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#84362 Apr 19, 2013
edogxxx wrote:
<quoted text>Right. Forgot you were the expert on religious practices, given your deep theological understandings.

As a lifelong Protestant, I can attest I have NEVER known a church that practices infant baptism, and I've never witnessed one that has. And I'm neither Baptist nor Amish.

But I suppose Wiki is far more credible than my own actual experiences.
My nieces were baptized as infants in two different Lutheran churches and my Grandmother's Presbyterian church just had an infant baptism last week (I got to hear all about it several times).

Just offering my anecdotal evidence :)

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