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Does it matter who performs a baptism? Can someone baptize them self?

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Asked by Anonymous at 5:58 PM on Nov. 14, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • I do not believe that baptism is appropriate to be done by the parents unless under the guidance of a spiritual advisor. If your religious beliefs require you to baptize your infant, then unless you are a non-conforming individual have them baptized by your pastor, reverend or priest.

    Answer by MissV1974 at 6:03 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Depends on your denomination but most feel it should be done by those who are representing God/Jesus. Like clergy men.

    Answer by Amaranth361 at 7:04 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • I think for your question that we should look to Jesus for the answer. He set the perfect example for us and by doing so gave us a guideline to follow. When it was time for his baptism he came to John the Baptist to have it done so we can conclude that baptism should be done by someone else. John the Baptist was a righteous man who also spent his time preaching the Word about Christ and God so we can again conclude that the person doing the baptism should be a spiritual person.

    Answer by dgall3 at 8:36 PM on Nov. 14, 2010

  • Scripturally baptism is for the remitting or washing away of sin. All the examples given in the new testament show that another believer does the baptizing. Jesus and John the baptist, Philip and the Ethiopian eunich, Peter and Cornelius, are just a few of the examples given.

    Answer by jessa1091 at 9:37 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • My favorite form of baptism was always dancing in the rain.

    Answer by witchqueen at 10:35 AM on Nov. 15, 2010

  • I minister/priest/clergy man/ rabbi can do it.

    Answer by Mme.Langley at 12:47 AM on Nov. 16, 2010

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