Online Baptisms?

Posted by Jonathan Malm on April 13, 2012.

Online Baptisms?

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Jonathan is a creative entrepreneur and writer. He is the author of "Created for More," a 30-day devotional to help you develop a more creative mind. You’ll find him in San Antonio, Texas, roasting his own coffee beans and enjoying life with his Argentine wife, Carolina. You can follow him on Twitter @jonathanmalm.

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7 Comments

  1. Barf.

    Who needs pastors when you can just have a friend dunk you?

    1. That’s pretty funny actually. Hahaa at least it falls into my sense of humor. Here’s your instructions, now say this chant and splash yourself in the face with water…done! Haha or read the instructions say this prayer then slide down in the tub. Now you’re baptized! Hahaa or say this….then cannonball into your pool. Tell your friends it’s going to be a pool party so they’ll come over too. Hahahaa hilarious. Attention everyone!! I have a very important announcement to make!!!! Hahaa cannonball baptism. Now that’s how my Jesus of today would do it. I know it!!

    2. I agree with Chris … this is a dumb idea.

    3. I dunno. I like it. 🙂
      It’s a public confession of faith. I think that’s the whole point of it. 🙂

  2. You have got to b kidding me! I think there are several scriptures that talk about having a pastor!

    1. I can’t find a single verse that says that. 🙂

  3. Wow guys. How much have we boxed in God to a church facility. As I sit and read these comments I am once again astounded at how much we have “professionalized” the movement of the Kingdom of God. My Bible says in Mark 16:15, “And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” I’m pretty sure Jesus wasn’t talking to the pastor of an institutionalized church. He was talking to His disciples, who actually ARE the church. How prideful are we if we cannot empower our congregation to “do the work of the ministry”? (Eph. 4:12) Or do we just like to say that we empower them. This is the reason the American church has become stagnant. This is why we have become an organization instead of a moving organism. Come on guys. Let’s not become modern-day pharisees.


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