The moment a father was finally able to baptize his daughter into Christ

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“This was an amazing day. My daughter decided to become a Christian and I was able to baptize her into Christ. You see many colors I only see my daughter.”

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  • Anonymous

    Baptized in the name of The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit? Has to be all three or it’s not a valid baptism.

  • Anonymous

    Beautiful moment when a dad gets the privilege and honor to baptize his daughter; and you come on here with this. What’s wrong with you? The baptism is only a picture of the death, burial and resurrection of Christ and the public acknowledgement that the believer is a follower of Christ. What is said has very little if anything to do with what it symbolizes.

  • Anonymous

    Don’t bother trying to argue with a legalistic moron. They just come out here to create more division within the body of Christ. My ex-father-in-law was exactly the same way, only he believed that baptizing “in the name of the Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit” was not valid. He made his wife get re-baptized in the “Name of Jesus Christ.”

  • Anonymous

    Don’t want to argue just point out that when we focus on these other things we miss the beauty of it all. Jesus died so we may have life and this father was able to help his daughter follow in obedience to the scriptures; this will be a special moment they will have for life. I was able to do this with my son and words don’t describe.

  • laura glad

    I went to the paint store and matched the chips to my skin. My color is cinnamon whip.

  • Anonymous

    Baptism is a beautiful and transformative experience. Perhaps there is something wrong with me — I’m sort of a glass half empty person. It’s a balancing act between the letter and the spirit. Jesus criticized the Pharisees for clinging too much to the letter of the law yet abuses and misunderstandings of the sacraments remain. Baptism is not “only” a “public announcement” or a “picture”. It is not merely symbolic. Baptism leaves an indelible mark on the soul that can never be removed, undone or rejected. With Baptism comes responsibility — something more is required. The mark of Baptism is on the soul forever.

  • Anonymous

    She cannot be “re-baptized”. Only one valid baptism per person. The division is done by those who play fast and loose with the sacraments: you don’t know, recognize or care about the difference but call me a “legalistic moron”. That’s division.

  • Anonymous

    No sir. The death of Jesus on the cross for the sins of the world and his subsequent resurrection is what should leave the mark on the soul. It is all about Jesus and not about us, baptism is not a means of grace but a testimony to everyone that your are a child of the king. You keep using the word sacrament when you refer to baptism and that is not the correct term; it is an ordinance (meaning an order or command) and not a sacrament. We are commanded to be baptized and to baptize others. If you agree or not with me is no matter; the bible does not make the act of baptism into what you are making it.

    Back to this picture. All I have to say is way to go Dad!

  • Anonymous

    Much, much more happens.

    Even so, may God bless the father and daughter on their journey.

  • Deckard426

    No explanation needed. The picture stands by itself.

  • Women98

    Laura
    sound like you have eaten too many lead based paint chips

  • Von

    The only Baptism that we need is Baptism of the Holy Spirit… You can not add anything to the Work of the Cross. Jesus did it all and we can’t add anything to it… Everything that needs to be done for mankind’s salvation was accomplished when He died for the sins of the world, was buried, and rose again, that took care of everything. Just believe it and rest in. All God asks is just believe for your salvation that Jesus died for your sins, was buried, and rose again. But the miraculous part is, the moment we believe it, God comes in and works that work of regeneration and then make us a new creation.

  • Guest

    You can not add anything to the Work of the Cross. Jesus did it all and we can’t add anything to it… Everything that needs to be done for mankind’s salvation was accomplished when He died for the sins of the world, was buried, and rose again, that took care of everything. Just believe it and rest in. All God asks is just believe for your salvation that Jesus died for your sins, was buried, and rose again. But the miraculous part is, the moment we believe it, God comes in and works that work of regeneration and then make us a new creation.

  • Von

    The only Baptism that we need is Baptism of the Holy Spirit… You can not add anything to the Work of the Cross. Jesus did it all and we can’t add anything to it… Everything that needs to be done for mankind’s salvation was accomplished when He died for the sins of the world, was buried, and rose again, that took care of everything. Just believe it and rest in. All God asks is just believe for your salvation that Jesus died for your sins, was buried, and rose again. But the miraculous part is, the moment we believe it, God comes in and works that work of regeneration and then make us a new creation.

  • Anonymous

    Jesus requested the Baptism from John The Baptist, however John was reluctant but consented and did as Jesus asked. Matt 3:15 : “Let it be so now; for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness”. Note that Jesus, a man, said “us to fulfill”. That the Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus was no act of man. In Baptism we are not bestowing grace and righteousness upon ourselves, we are doing what Jesus asked of us and he asks us to do much.

  • IT IT IT

    NOW —-is that WORSHIPPING the LIVING GOD?
    ——————-OR —WORSHIPPING the HUMAN HEART?

    BIG –BIG DIFFERENCE.

    The doorway of the deadly ARMINIAN HERESY
    so, so beloved of –ALLL– ‘MAY SIN Re’ church co-opting ops.

    BE AWARE!

    The ARMINIAN HERESY has been deployed in America
    for centuries! Americans are especially prone to it.
    It has absolutely DEVASTATED America and DESTROYED
    sound doctrine nationwide. It is HIGHLY cunning and seductive.

    EVERY single media figure purveys it in one shape
    or another. Every last one of them.

    And BAPTISM? –in standing water? —chlorinated standing water?

    HEAD for the RIVER! —the SEA!
    ——————–the LIVING —-FLOWING ——STREAM!

    TAKE HEED!

  • Anonymous

    tonybigs, I refuse to argue with you about my comment. You disagree? Fine … but what my former mother-in-law did is now between her and God. YOU, sir, have NO place at the judgment table!

  • Anonymous

    Not any longer, you misused your exes to judge someone, perhaps two people, as “legalistic morons”. Judge actions not “legalistic morons”. Ma’am, I was never at the table but feel free to excuse yourself. Christ be with you.

  • Kalyna Sheaf

    JESUS said ” baptize them in the name of the FATHER,SON and HOLY SPIRIT” so yes it does matter CHRIST said so

  • Kalyna Sheaf

    Your Ex father in law was right JESUS said it so we do it HIS way.

  • Kalyna Sheaf

    We judge all things according to the word We are even called to judge one another so please do not pull judgement out of it’s context.

  • Brenda

    Its a TRINITY =) 3 in one….or….One of three. Trust me..Jesus doesnt care about symantics as much as we all do…he cares about our heart..People make it hard. Christ didnt come to condemn us..he came to save us. Im positive the Father, Son AND Holy Spirit were rejoicing this day =)

  • ITsStillRealToMeDamnit

    The Trinity is a largely Catholic belief. All Christians do not follow the Trinity. Regardless, why does anyone care? Someone took a personal step toward living a spiritual life….THEIR spiritual life…not anyone else’s.

  • Dale Nadeau

    It amazes me that there are people out there who can make comments trying to illegitimate such an awesome event and try to take away the beauty of the moment between a father, daughter and the Lord. This is a private moment and people who want to criticize this beautiful moment in attempts to demean it should be ashamed of themselves. I congratulate them both.

  • Joseph White Jr

    Act 2:38

  • Joseph White Jr

    And then disciples did baptize in the name acts 2:38 Then go read 1st and 2nd chapter of collosians JESUS is the fullness of the god head bodily

  • ErikandKathy Muller

    She is now a Christian..so let us rejoice..the heavens are singing hallelujah..for they have a new creature in Christ Jesus.

  • Dale Isom

    Thankfully, after many years of misunderstanding, baptism is finally taking its’ proper place in becoming a Christian. The Bible has always taught that baptism is the place where a persons sins are forgiven through faith in Jesus and His sacrifice. But, because of the abuses of the Catholic church, many pushed baptism into being “an outward sign of an inward change”. (there is no scripture to support that belief) Rather, in Acts 2, when people heard the good news of Christ, they were told to repent and be immersed for the forgiveness of their sins and receive the Spirit. Throughout Acts, when someone come to Christ it was the same… repent, be baptized. Then, baptism is given fuller understanding in Romans 6, Col 2, 1 Peter 3 and so on. This is finally becoming accepted by many across many different fellowships.

  • Angela Clark

    My younger brother, Cameron, getting baptized in 2004. I thank God for this every day! 5 years later, in 2009, for whatever reason, he committed suicide. Because of this day, in 2004, I have NO DOUBT I will see him again.

  • Lisa Clark

    in the book of Acts it was always done in Jesus name…when Jesus said to go and baptize in the name of the Father , Son and Holy Ghost the Apostles new this to mean Jesus .Father , Son and Holy Ghost are titles . Not a name

  • Anonymous

    You quote Peter. Here’s a quote from Christ Himself: Matt 28:18-20. His words, His orders.

  • Lisa Clark

    read Acts 19:2

  • Anonymous

    You misrepresent The Catholic faith, greatly. While the reformation was born out of the errors of men it is even a greater error to reject Christ’s Church because of those errors of men. If you want to know what The Catholic Church actually believes read this: http://www.vatican.va/archive/ENG0015/_P3G.HTM If you have no interest in that then read Christ’s own words: Matthew 28:18 and following.

  • Anonymous

    Go tell Christ that The Father, and of The Son and of The Holy Spirit are titles. Note that Jesus didn’t say “or” he said “and”. Re-read Matt 29:18-20.

  • Anonymous

    Do you elevate The Son above The Father and The Holy Spirit? Matthew 29:18 states what Jesus said. Do whatever He says.

  • rosalinddunlap

    God will except her,he never turnes one of his children away.God does not carry a law book on religion,or anything else.

  • Anonymous

    It would be semantics if every Christian accepted the Holy Trinity as thus: :We worship one God in the Trinity and the Trinity in unity, without either confusing the persons or dividing the substance; for the person of the Father is one, the Son’s is another, the Holy Spirit’s another; but the Godhead of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit is one, their glory equal, their majesty co-eternal”.

  • Anonymous

    Been there, read that. It would be semantics if all Christians accepted the Holy Trinity as I replied to Brenda. However, it appears not to be semantics.

  • Anonymous

    He never does. We are the ones who turn away from Him.

  • WO4TG

    That’s modalism, which is heretical. The apostles would not have understood such a thing…
    St. Patrick’s Bad Analogies: http://youtu.be/KQLfgaUoQCw

  • Michelle Gerry Ziter

    false. Show me one place in the book of Acts or ANYWHERE that an actual baptism had the titles of God called over them. You won’t find one. EVERY example uses the name of Jesus, the name of the Lord Jesus, the name of the Lord. Jesus’ exact words were baptizing them in THE NAME (singular) of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost. This guy baptized his daughter into CHRIST. He was correct. Well done sir! And congratulations to you and your beautiful daughter!

  • Anonymous

    There are many things not told in the Holy Bible. The last verse in John tells us so. Where does it say in The Holy Bible that “The Son”, “The Father” and “The Holy Spirit” are titles? From Matthew 28:18 and following: “18 And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”

    Note that Jesus said “and” not “or”.

  • Fresh Mountain Air

    Each of us should remember that our mind is our sharpest sword. Hone your blade: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0094KY878

  • Austin Larsen

    Acts 7:
    55 But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up steadfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the righthand of God,
    56 And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the Son of man standing on the right hand of God.

    Jesus was not standing on the right hand of himself.

    God, his son, and the holy ghost are three distinct separate beings. They are one in purpose, that is to bring to pass the immortality and eternal life of man.

  • Austin Larsen

    Why then would christ give us commandments, if we are saved anyway?

    Mathew 7:
    21: Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.

    Faith without works is dead, and meaningless
    James 2: 14-16

    14 What doth it profit, my brethren, though a man say he hath faith, and have not works? can faith save him?

    15 If a abrother or sister be naked, and destitute of daily bfood,

    16 And one of you say unto them, Depart in peace, be ye warmedand filled; notwithstanding ye agive them not those things whichare needful to the body; what doth it profit?

    17 Even so afaith, if it hath not bworks, is dead, being alone.

    18 Yea, a man may say, Thou hast faith, and I have works: shewme thy faith without thy works, and I will shew thee my afaith bymy bworks.

    19 Thou believest that there is one God; thou doest well: theadevils also bbelieve, and tremble.

    20 But wilt thou know, O vain man, that afaith without bworks isdead?

    21 Was not Abraham our father ajustified by works, when he hadboffered Isaac his son upon the altar?

    22 Seest thou how faith wrought with his works, and by aworkswas faith made bperfect?

    23 And the scripture was fulfilled which saith, Abrahamabelieved God, and it was imputed unto him for brighteousness:and he was called the cFriend of God.

    24 Ye see then how that by aworks a man is bjustified, and not byfaith only.

    25 Likewise also was not aRahab the harlot bjustified by works,when she had received the messengers, and had sent them outanother way?

    26 For as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.

  • Anonymous

    How to become a Christian
    *You must first hear the word. Rom 10:17
    *Believe in Jesus Christ. Heb 11:6, John 8:24
    *Repent of your sins. Lk 13:3, Acts 3:19,17:30
    *Confess Jesus is the son of God. Matt 10:32
    *Be properly baptized.

    The Lord commands an immersion (immerse is greek for baptism), Rom 6:4,
    Col 2:12, of penitent believers Mark 16:15-16, Acts 2:38, in water Acts
    8:36, 10:47-48, 1 Peter 3:20-21, for the remission of sins, Acts 2:38,
    22:16. This is the only baptism commanded in the New Testament. Eph 4:5
    Lastly, you will have to remain faithful until death.
    II Pet 2:21. “Say it would be better if you never knew the way of righteousness than to know it and to turn from it!” Jm 5:20

    If anyone would like more info, let me know.

  • русский

    In the Name of the Father, and of Conchita Wurst,
    and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.

  • русский

    Jesus was gay.

  • Tim Pawloski

    Acts 2 36-39

    36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.

    37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?

    38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.

    in verse 38 they were baptized in the… name… of Jesus Christ for………. the remission of sins

    there are 4 main examples of baptism in the the Word

    Acts 2:38 All in the Name of Jesus

    Acts 8:16

    Acts 10:48

    Acts 19:5

    Matthew 28:19 says to baptize in the NAME this is singular and not plural

    The name of the Father is Jesus Isaiah 9:6, John 14:8-11

    The name of the son we all know is Jesus

    The name of the Holy Ghost is Jesus John 14:16-18 is talking about he Holy Spirit and Jesus was dwelling with them John 14:26

    Why in the NAME of JESUS and NOT in the name of the FATHER, the SON and the HOLY SPIRIT ?

    Unless you have the name JESUS your sins are not washed away

    Act 4:12 Colossians 3:17 Hebrews 9:22 says without the shedding of blood there is no remission ( Remission means Payment ) By the Blood of Jesus our sins are washed away and if we do not have the blood of Jesus then there is NO REMISSION or payment for our sins

    the Word says to SEARCH THE SCRIPTURES

    John 5:39 search the scriptures for these are they the testify of me ( Jesus)

    2 Timothy 2:15 study to show thyself approved to God

    2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is good for doctrine, reproof, correction

    Acts 17 :10-12 Paul preached to the Jews and received the Word with all readiness and searched the Word day and night to see if what they heard was true.

    The apostles knew who Jesus was John 14:8-11

    there is so much more to understand than what I have wrote above
    I hope and I pray that I have added to your understanding and not confused you.

    I would highly suggest to get into a bible study called “Search for Truth”
    here is a link to it
    http://igobiblestudy.com/sft.htm

    or if you like, you can email me @
    tvprealty@gmail.com

  • Jess

    In the “NAME” OF the Father Son and Holy Ghost. Exactly. The NAME is Jesus Christ.

    John 10:30

    Acts 8:5, 14-16 (They had been baptized in the NAME of Jesus, awaiting the gift of the Holy Ghost.)

    Ephesians 2:20

    Some distort the words of Jesus in Matthew 28:19 but refuse to obey those of Peter in Acts 2:38. But Peter spoke on the Day of Pentecost under the anointing of the Holy Ghost. Peter was one of the apostles, and to him had been given the keys of the kingdom, so we have no right to discredit his words.

    History tells us that it was not until many years after the apostles that the mode and formula of baptism in the name of Jesus Christ were changed. Around 300 AD by the diocese council, a group of “religious people”,.. NOT by Jesus Christ!

  • Anonymous

    Kalyna, I did not take it out of context. If I, a stranger, came up to you on the street somewhere and said to you, “You are going to Hell” because I didn’t believe you were a “true” Christian (because you were of the Catholic faith, or JW), wouldn’t you take offense to that? Where in the New Testament does it say that we have the duty to judge them in that manner? It doesn’t! God didn’t give us that kind of power to condemn one another.

    The truth is, the Holy Spirit convicts the heart of the individual through reading God’s word, and accepting it for themselves. That’s what I meant by judgment.