My two oldest kids were baptised a couple of weeks ago in the Gulf of Mexico off the sea wall in Galveston (right by lifeguard stand 43) when our church was there for a day of fellowship, surfing, worship, and evangelism. It was very cool.
I think the water in this truck is cleaner.
I could have given them a Bible, after they dried off!
" I have had an increasing burden to engage in some down and dirty, street evangelism." March 6, 2010
Isaiah 6:8 I heard the voice of the Lord, saying: Whom shall I send, And who will go for Us?
Then I said, Here am I! Send me.
Matthew 22:9 NIV
'So go to the street corners and invite to the banquet anyone you find.
I'm praying for you daily!
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Hey, it's not about the water, just like salvation is not about baptism. I've seen plenty of pictures of soldiers in Iraq who were baptized in hand-dug pits in camp. After all, as the eunuch said to Phillip, "here is water -- what prevents me from being baptized?" (Acts 8:36-37)
I have, though, heard of drought so bad that the Baptists took to sprinklin' and the Methodists took to using a wet washcloth. After all, as Jerry Clower observed, "it's that little spot on the top of your head that counts anyway!"
"Oir is leatsa an rioghachd, agus an cumhachd, agus a gloir, gu siorraidh, Amen." ("For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever, Amen" -- Scots Gaelic)
I couldn't find the specific reference online when I searched at another time, but ISTR Reggie White baptising Earnst Byner, then a PHiladelphia teammate I think, in his hot tub. (Byner may have been with Washington then, too.)
John 3:16 (KJV) For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.