baptism question
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It was not a valid formula.

Our Lord gives its clearly : "Go teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Spirit."

"I baptize you in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit" or the Eastern version "The servant of God is baptized in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit" are okay.

While one could say that the Trinity is so expressed in the formula, and the intention was to baptize in the name of the Trinity, the formula does not express that.

Firstly, it's not the Scriptural formula. Funny a Prot would not use what is give us in Scripture!

Secondly, it does not adequately express that Baptism is given in the name of the Divine Second Person. Yes, Jesus Christ is the Son of God, but that formula does no so identify him. An Arian could use that forumla, for instance and understand Jesus Christ to be a Creature and not the Second Person of the Trinity.

Thirdly, "the fullness of the Holy Spirit" is a meaningless term in this context. It sounds interesting and seems to mean nothing here. It does not express that Baptism is given in the name of the Holy Spirit, either.

So, my take is it was not a valid Baptism despite the intentions and desires of the minister.

If you want to express concern here, I'd go to the minister herself and ask why she didn't use the formula Jesus gave and explain that for Catholics, the formula she used would not be considered a valid Baptism. You appreciate her zeal in expressing the importance of the Trinity, but you want to make sure that the Baptism is valid for the sake of the person baptized, and suggest she redo it privately to correct the mistake.
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baptism question - by Melkite - 01-27-2019, 04:56 PM
RE: baptism question - by Melkite - 01-27-2019, 04:59 PM
RE: baptism question - by jovan66102 - 01-27-2019, 05:09 PM
RE: baptism question - by Melkite - 01-27-2019, 05:33 PM
RE: baptism question - by jovan66102 - 01-27-2019, 05:40 PM
RE: baptism question - by Melkite - 01-27-2019, 06:16 PM
RE: baptism question - by FultonFan - 01-27-2019, 06:43 PM
RE: baptism question - by Melkite - 01-27-2019, 07:43 PM
RE: baptism question - by FultonFan - 01-27-2019, 08:07 PM
RE: baptism question - by MagisterMusicae - 01-27-2019, 08:33 PM
RE: baptism question - by Melkite - 01-27-2019, 09:24 PM
RE: baptism question - by MagisterMusicae - 01-27-2019, 10:17 PM
RE: baptism question - by Melkite - 01-27-2019, 10:44 PM
RE: baptism question - by MagisterMusicae - 01-27-2019, 11:02 PM
RE: baptism question - by MagisterMusicae - 01-27-2019, 05:47 PM
RE: baptism question - by jovan66102 - 01-27-2019, 06:02 PM
RE: baptism question - by Melkite - 01-27-2019, 08:16 PM
RE: baptism question - by Dave Parrott - 01-29-2019, 01:40 PM
RE: baptism question - by MagisterMusicae - 01-29-2019, 05:32 PM



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