- Jan 18, 2016
Get baptized under the authority of a local NT church, not by someone you like in a lake or stream somewhere. The flippant attitude by some about baptism is unbelievable, but then again, no, it isn't unbelievable.
Please show me (and the rest of us) ANY kind of scripture that talks about ANY kind of local church authority required in order to be baptized.... I'll show you a scripture that pretty much spells out the "requirement"....
[SUP]34 [/SUP]The eunuch answered Philip and said, “Please tell me, of whom does the prophet say this? Of himself or of someone else?” [SUP]35 [/SUP]Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning from this Scripture he preached Jesus to him. [SUP]36 [/SUP]As they went along the road they came to some water; and the eunuch *said, “Look! Water! What prevents me from being baptized?” [SUP]37 [/SUP][[SUP][m][/SUP]And Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.”] [SUP]38 [/SUP]And he ordered the [SUP][n][/SUP]chariot to stop; and they both went down into the water, Philip as well as the eunuch, and he baptized him.
This legalistic, gotta-have-rules mentality is borderline satanic, IMO...