Catholics and Four Protestant Denominations Recognize Baptisms
Churches Come to Agreement on Baptism
In an attempt to provide unity among Christian
denominations, Catholics and four Protestant denominations in the Reformed
tradition agreed on the validity of each one’s practice of baptism.
This was made official in an annual meeting on Jan. 29 in
Austin, Texas, when the ecumenical association of Christian Churches Together
signed the agreement.
According to the document alluded to in the Baptist Press, to be considered valid,
baptisms must be performed "with flowing water in the name of the Father
and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit."
Although the first round of dialogue began in 1965, Richard
Mouw co-chaired the most recent conversation on this issue.
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