Tuesday, September 30, 2008
As I went down to the river to pray
My good friend Larry invited family and friends to his son's backyard pool to be baptized. It is an ancient Christian practice of spiritually identifying with the death of Christ, being raised again in Christ and being purified by His sacrificial love. I always feel deeply honored to be part of this covenant obedience. I see the reasons and convictions behind infant baptism and did many as a denominational pastor. I see the reasons and convictions behind believers baptism by immersion and have practiced this far more in the last fifteen years of my ministry.