Does who performs a Baptism matter?
For example I know the Catholic church considers most Christian church Baptisms as "right" and therefore if you were baptised Baptist, you do not have to be rebaptized to become Catholic. (What matters is it was done with what they deem to be the right understanding of the trinity and it is done in the names of father, son, holy spirit).
So what I am wondering is, could I baptize my daughter myself in the bathtub, in the name of the father, son, holy spirit, and have it be a true baptism? Would it be a baptism that would count in your church, or within your denomination?
Or are their certain things that must be done for Baptism, and does it matter who performs the actual baptism in your belief system?
Asked by Anonymous at 2:46 AM on Feb. 16, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Answer by Anonymous at 2:48 AM on Feb. 16, 2010
*OP here I am not asking because I want to baptise my DD like that. I don't believe in that for sure. I am just wondering what people would accept as valid.
Answer by Anonymous at 2:49 AM on Feb. 16, 2010
It's pointless to baptise a baby anyhow. The person who is being baptised needs to know what's going on and a baby can't. I can find scriptures to back that up if you're interested.
Answer by Anonymous at 3:12 AM on Feb. 16, 2010
Answer by mom2snsb at 4:54 AM on Feb. 16, 2010
If you are interested in baptising and raising your child in a faith that believes in the teachings of Jesus then go to a church and have them baptised. Yes technically you can baptise them yourself in an emergency, but by doing this in the way you indicated above you are missing the most important reasons for baptism. In the Catholic church Baptism is one of the holy sacraments and not something to be taken lightly.
Decide how you want to raise your child and contact a church you want to raise them in that faith.
Answer by RyansMom001 at 6:28 AM on Feb. 16, 2010
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