Paul Dixon - Ladd Hill Bible Church (
Wed, 30 Oct 1996 20:15:58 -0800 (PST)


I was raised in a Grace Brethren Church that practices triune immersion
baptism. They baptized three times forward, once in the name of the
Father, once in the name of the Son, and once in the name of the Holy
Spirit. It is easily defensible but not conclusively (I believe) by the
Greek text.

Paul S. Dixon, pastor
Ladd Hill Bible Church
Wilsonville, Oregon

On Wed, 30 Oct 1996, Brian E. Wilson wrote:

> >>On Sat, 26 Oct 1996 19:14:36 +0100 "Brian E. Wilson"
> >><> writes:
> >>As a Greek word, BAPTIZW is used without the necessity of translation
> >>by the Greek Orthodox Church. I believe they have BAPTIZED infants
> >>and adults from the year dot down to the present day. Why not answer
> >>the question by observing what they do? My impression is that in the
> >>Greek Orthodox Church, BAPTISMA is, and always has been, by total
> >>immersion, whether infants or adults. I am not absolutey sure,
> >>however. Perhaps someone from that Communion can tell us if this is
> >>truly so?
> >Brian,
> >I am not Orthodox, but I have gone to Romania (where Romanian
> >Orthodox is predominate) many times. They do indeed immerse,
> >in fact, they do it three times: once for the Father, once for the
> >Son,and once for the Holy Spirit.
> >Denny
> >*********Denny A. Diehl*********
> >2030 Murray, Wichita KS 67212
> >********
> Denny,
> Thanks. I have also discovered from a friend of mine who occasionally
> attends the Greek Orthodox church in Cambridge (UK) near where I live,
> that the Greek Orthodox Church does BAPTIZW (without translating the
> word, since it uses Greek in its services) infants and adults by total
> immersion, and claims always to have done so from the year dot. So to
> the Greek-speaking Greek Orthodox, BAPTIZW means just that.
> Brian E. Wilson