If you have been following the news this week you may be aware of this baptismal debate coming out of Arizona.
In response longtime Baptist leader Larry Greenfield posted this response on Facebook.
So glad to be a Baptist (in distinction from being blended in with all those Christians who are diminished and confined by dogma) and knowing my baptism was simply a sign of the divine love for me alll along. Nothing magical. No right or wrong words. No need for some special male doing the honors but another human being lowering me into the water and lifting me up with accompanying words of welcome into the community of Jesus.
The symbol of baptism matters. The words that accompany are significant but not ultimate. LABC is planning a service of baptism on Sunday, May 1. There is room in the water.
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