Mother faces contempt, jail for baptizing children
NASHVILLE, Tenn. ‚Äď A Shelby County mother faces contempt-of-court charges and possible jail time for baptizing her two children without the knowledge or consent of her ex-husband.
This week the Tennessee Court of Appeals said Lauren Jarrell must face a criminal contempt hearing for violating a court order that said major decisions regarding the religious upbringing of her two children should be made jointly with the children's father.
Both parents are Christian. Emmett Blake Jarrell, the father, is a member of the United Methodist Church, and she's a Presbyterian....
Colossians 2:11-14, "and in Him you were also circumcised with a circumcision made without hands, in the removal of the body of the flesh by the circumcision of Christ; HAVING BEEN BURIED WITH HIM IN BAPTISM, in which you were also raised up with Him THROUGH FAITH in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead. When you were in your transgressions and the uncircumcision of your flesh, He made you alive together with Him, having forgiven us all our transgressions, having canceled out the certificate of debt consisting of decrees against us, which was hostile to us; and He has taken it out of the way having nailed it to the cross." So here we have faith resulting in people being made alive and being raised up with Christ in baptism. As a result of baptism, having the body of sinful flesh removed from the equation of salvation and having our debt to God canceled out and forgiven. So baptism saves.
John for Jesus wrote: Haven't you ever read Acts 2:38 where Peter tells the people to repent and be baptized for the remission of sins? Baptism cleanses believers from sin. It's in the Bible, unlike infant baptism.
John, I think you should study a little more before you make such comments. Start with Collosians 2 for example.
Thanks Jim... I'm a guy of few words. My point 1) baptized as a child is meaningless, they don't understand. As a Christian it's nothing more than a ceremony in front of friends you have washed away your old ways and you begin a new life, with walk with Christ. It has nothing to do with salvation...2) The divorce (malachi 2:16) and court (1 Corinthians 6:4) are acts against the teachings of Christ. Just because you say your a Christian means absolutely nothing. Reading the word, praying, living a life that honors Christ and giving it ALL to Him. The beautiful thing about being a Christian is that's it's not Religion it's a RELATIONSHIP! I'm off subject. I pray for these parents to allow Gods Will and let not their Pride not get in their way. God Bless you Jim...
Jim Lincoln wrote: Dde13, you did ask some good rhetorical questions, no probably neither of them are Christian. John Y., Of course should realize that not only Popish Baptism is not Christian, but baptizing infants isn't either--Water Baptisms in the Bible, from which,
RCC Baptism is done in the name of the Holy Trinity, which is the formula that Jesus gave for Baptism. And thus RCC Baptism is scriptural. Luther was Born Again and yet he retained the practice of Infant Baptism when he started the Lutheran Church. I do not believe that Infant Baptism and Adult Baptism have anything to do with salvation. I believe that Infant Baptism and Adult Baptism is just a dedication of infants and adults to Jesus. I believe that about Baptism so that I can retain the belief in Infant Baptism as well as Adult Baptism and because it is more scriptural than believing that Baptism leads to salvation.
Dde13, you did ask some good rhetorical questions, no probably neither of them are Christian. John Y., Of course should realize that not only Popish Baptism is not Christian, but baptizing infants isn't either--Water Baptisms in the Bible, from which,
Gil Rugh said or, wrote: ‚Ä¶It is very easy for the original intention and meaning of certain practices the bible requires of us to become lost and meaningless when they become nothing more than a tradition or ritual. The practice of baptism has become vulnerable to this regard. Even more seriously it has been misunderstood by those who would regard it as necessary for salvation.‚Ä¶