Monday, September 22, 2008
Water Baptism - Should we ever "sprinkle"?
I did a little research on the history of "sprinkling" instead of "immersion" - which is how we baptized. From a Biblical stand point, "immersion" is the accurate way to baptize. However, in the Middle Ages people begin to "sprinkle" for health reasons - especially in the winter. With this in mind I actually consider doing a version of water baptism in which I just poured warm water on people's head during the winter months. We may do that someday, but it's one of those "emotional issues" that cold really stir religious people up. I may want to really think this one through - ha!