Originally Posted by Berean
I have a first-hand example of that. One of my friends is an Italian-American woman who grew up in New York City; in her neighborhood everyone was either Italian or Jewish. When she was young she was taught by the Sisters that lay people could perform emergency baptisms on infants to keep them from going to Limbo.
Sooooo. . . . when she used to do babysitting for her Jewish neighbors, unbeknownst to the parents, once they were out of the apartment she used to do baptisms on the little infants and toddlers so that they would go to Heaven! Part of me was appalled when I heard this, part of me thought it was pretty funny.
First Presbyterian Church of Honolulu
at Ko'olau (PCUSA)
"The truth is, all our time is made up of present time, and all we need to care is, that we may all the time do the best we can for our great Creator this present minute." -- Henry Opukaha'ia, first Hawaiian Christian and New England evangelist (1814)