“This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
Baptism is for the committed
Baptism is for the responsible
“One’s relationship with the Son of God is the most important commitment he will ever have upon this earth.”
Baptism is for one who understands
“Lord, forgive me for failing to serve Thee and to render grateful praise to Thee for Thy loving-kindness to me. O Jesus, pardon me, and I will begin to live a new life, henceforth serving Thee alone.”
Be careful with arbitrary conclusions
No one can make a sweeping generalization regarding another’s baptism. No one is able to judge, based upon mere age.
Be prepared with gentleness
There is no doubt but that small children will, on occasion, request baptism—when it is readily apparent that they do not comprehend the gravity of the situation.
“Behold I and the children which God hath given me are saved by grace.”
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6 replies on “We Need to Take Jesus’ Metaphor of Being Born Again More Seriously”
It is mans religions that compel you to be Baptized with water…. the Spirit of God never ordained the Baptist or the Pentecostals or any other of man’s religions as the one to attend. It is a personal walk with the Holy Spirit with the Spirit of God dwelling within each of us the is the spirit of the water, the Spirit of Christ, I do not wish to be baptized in the filth of the spiritual waters of man’s contrived religions to the gods they serve.
Love this! God bless!
Oh.. I truly agree with this part that “all baptised Christians have made a covenant with Jesus, and claim to be His children.” after that we should live the Christ-life.. like Apostle Paul.. “I die every day” which means that he was truly dead to sin and to the world.. Thank you for the posting!
Amen! :) Thank you for sharing this thoughtful message with us.
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer’s hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.