WATER BAPTISM in SIBERIA
John Kissinger [10/24/2015 8:21 PM]
This is instant sanctification in my book any day!
Charles Page [10/24/2015 8:23 PM]
are they speaking in tongues?
Timothy Carter [10/24/2015 8:35 PM]
That cold-Seems like a good excuse to believe in sprinkling:-)
John Kissinger [10/24/2015 8:46 PM]
who said baptized dont jump? + Tim’s seen the other side https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=1664011150513059&set=a.1378707742376736.1073741828.100007125695540&type=3&theater
Loy Roper [10/24/2015 10:26 PM]
We thought our Baptisms where cold!!
Matthew Freeman [10/24/2015 11:37 PM]
Problem is they have to do it again….because they are not saved yet. Their hands….they did not fully go into the water.
Johnny Martin [10/25/2015 3:37 AM]
wow , true commitment
Link Hudson [10/25/2015 11:28 PM]
Credobaptists there look pretty die hard. Smart of the baptizers to figure out a way where they didn’t have to go in. Around here, aftera baptism, people swim in the ocean. There, they can go ice fishing. I hope they had a nice warm tent set up with a heater or a fire to warm those people while they changed clothes.
I’ve wondered how they handle baptisms with Eskimos living in igloos.
Matthew Freeman [10/25/2015 11:36 PM]
Lol no doubt. My previous comment was in jest also just FYI
John Kissinger [10/26/2015 9:50 AM]
Henry Volk can interpret
Henry Volk [10/26/2015 9:54 AM]
I am not good enough to understand most of what they’re saying. However, he is answering “yes” to what I believe are the prayers of exorcism—”Do you renounce the devil and all his works,” etc… And he is being baptized by triple immersion, in the typical Orthodox fashion.
John Kissinger [10/26/2015 9:56 AM]
is it in Jesus name or Father, Son and the Holy Ghost ?
Henry Volk [10/26/2015 10:00 AM]
I would say the latter, since they’re performing triple immersion.
John Kissinger [10/26/2015 10:34 AM]
theological term of the day “triple immersion” Rick Timothy
Rick Wadholm Jr [10/26/2015 11:12 AM]
There are some churches that do indeed practice triple immersion or triple pourings.
Henry Volk [10/26/2015 11:21 AM]
Originally in the church baptisms were performed in the nude. Luckily, we’ve abandoned that tradition.
Timothy Carter [10/26/2015 11:47 AM]
Jesus Christ came to His cousin John for His own baptism .
John’s baptism was the baptism of repentance (Matthew 3:11), but Jesus was and still is sinless and had no need of repentance. Even John was surprised when Jesus come to him.
John recognized his own sin and was aware that he, a sinful man in need of repentance himself, was unfit to baptize the spotless Lamb of God: “I need to be baptized by You and You are coming to me?” (Matthew 3:14). Jesus replied that it should be done because “it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness” (Matthew 3:15).
There are several reasons why it was fitting for John to baptize Jesus at the beginning of Jesus’ public ministry.
At this point in history Jesus was about to embark on His Great work, and it was appropriate that He be recognized publicly by His forerunner. John was the “voice crying in the wilderness” remember Isaiah the great prophet had, prophesied, calling persons to repentance in preparation for their Messiah (Isaiah 40:3). By baptizing Him, John was declaring to all that here was the One they had been waiting for, the Son of God, the One he had predicted would baptize “with the Holy Spirit and fire” (Matthew 3:11).
Jesus’ baptism also showed that He identified with EACH and EVERY sinner. His baptism symbolized the sinners’ baptism into the righteousness of Christ, dying with Him and rising freedom from sin and able to walk in the newness of life.
His perfect righteousness IS fulfilled all the requirements of the Law ARE fulfilled in him the person of Christ.
Sinners who could never hope to do so on their own; now have hope in Him Christ .
When John hesitated to baptize the sinless Son of God, Jesus replied that it was proper to “fulfill all righteousness” (Matthew 3:15). By this He spoke of to the righteousness that He provides to all who come to Him to exchange their sin for His righteousness (2 Corinthians 5:21). [ notice that is exchange their sin not keep their sin and call themselves Christians also we are not sinners saved by grace where either A sinner or a Christian we are not both.]
In addition, Jesus’ coming to John showed His approval of John’s baptism, bearing witness to it, that it was from heaven and approved by God. This would be important in the future when others would begin to doubt John’s authority, particularly after His was wrongfully arrested arrest by Herod (Matthew 14:3-11).
Perhaps most importantly, the occasion of the public baptism recorded for all to witness the perfect embodiment of the TRIUNE God revealed in glory from heaven. The testimony directly from heaven of the Father’s pleasure with the Son and the descending of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus (Matthew 3:16-17) is a beautiful picture of the TRINITARIAN nature of God. It also shows the work of the Father, Son, and Spirit in the salvation of those Jesus came to save. The Father loves the elect ( community of faith ) from before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:4); He sends His Son to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10); and the Spirit convicts of sin (John 16:8) and draws the believer to the Father through the Son. All the glorious truth of the mercy of God through Jesus Christ is on display at His baptism.
When we participate in baptism baptism whatever ( it’s not really necessary what it looks like) it looks like we are celebrating our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We are celebrating what He has done for us as a testimony of what He has done for us. This is one of the very few times we get to testify ( this testimony is what’s important ) without opening our mouth 🙂
Charles Page [10/26/2015 11:54 AM]
chattering…their sins..quivering…are being…shivering…remitted!!!