A story to make you laugh. Or shake your head.
I was reading Babylon Bee, which is a satire site. Some of their “news articles” hit a little too close to home at times.
They had a piece on sermons taken from popular movies. It reminded me of a sermon we heard in New Jersey as few years ago.
The topic was baptism.
The pastor was teaching sprinkled is the only biblical way to be baptized. He was against baptism by immersion. Completely against it.
He used 1 Corinthians as his New Testament passage.
For I want you to know, brothers, that our fathers were all under the cloud, and all passed through the sea, and all were baptized into Moses in the cloud and in the sea. 1 Corinthians 10:1-2 | ESV
The pastor said, “Just look at when the Israelites crossed the Red Sea. They were mostly dry. They only got splashed a little – or sprinkled – from the wall of water on either side. They were saved.
“The Egyptians were completely submerged. Immersed. They all died. They drowned.
“Therefore if you are submerged you are not going to have eternal life. You must be sprinkled to truly be baptized into the body of Christ.”
Wow. Just wow!
And the gal sitting by us didn’t understand why the church wasn’t growing. “We have such a great bible teacher.” 🤦🏻♀️
Ron and left quickly. We were a bit afraid of lightening striking.