More Than 20 Years of Baptisms Deemed Invalid Because of One Wrong Word by Phoenix Priest

"Because he used the words 'We baptize' rather than 'I baptize' during the rite, thousands of baptisms have been deemed invalid." - C.Leaders

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David R. Brumbelow's picture

After they get this infraction worked out, they might then consider whether they should have been practicing Believer’s Baptism by Immersion. 

David R. Brumbelow

Bert Perry's picture

Remember that rantism (OK,baptism there....,but really sprinkling) is a "sacrament" or "means of grace" in Catholic theology, so what they're telling all those people is not just that they need to get a few drops of water sprinkled on their heads.  They're telling them that their salvation is in peril.

Which, since I disagree with the Council of Trent in its faith + works, sacramentalism, and other issues, might not be the worst thing that could happen to these people, no?

I'm not terribly worried about whether 1st person singular or plural is used--Matthew 28 uses the plural, while the actual baptizer is obviously one person in each baptism--but there are worse things that could happen this way.  

Aspiring to be a stick in the mud.