Thursday, July 20, 2006

Next Question

Patchouli asks this.

If women can't baptize men, why can men baptize women?

I know what I believe (Galatians 3:28), but I do want to understand your perspectives.


Andreia said...

Because she couldn't dunk em without falling down?
Because her wet baptismal clothes might seem to some like a wet tshirt contest?
Patchouli- I can not answer this one other than to say I cant find any evidence to say that women should not be able to!

Milly said...

I agree with Andreia I see no evidence against it.

I'm not sure that I've ever given it a lot of thought until now. My thoughts are if I were studying with a woman and she wanted me to baptize her I'd see if I could set it up. Actually I could set it up rather easily, I'm not sure of how my COC would take it when the news landed on the congregation. I hate that some might cause a sister to feel as if she had sinned when it is such an important and wonderful moment.

Milly said...

I spoke to an elder and a shepherd about this and they both agreed that it would be fine for a woman to baptize. I guess it’s not a huge issue in my church after all. One even felt that you could baptize yourself. It’s about God not us.