Church of England Removes ‘Sin’ and ‘Devil’ from Baptismal Service

‘Submit to Christ as Lord’, is also out:

  • Parents and godparents no longer have to ‘repent sins’ and ‘reject devil’
  • New wording is designed to be easier to understand – but critics stunned
  • Redesigned to attract people who only attend for weddings and christenings

Read more here.

Lord have mercy!

 

3 thoughts on “Church of England Removes ‘Sin’ and ‘Devil’ from Baptismal Service

  1. Of course, the Sacrament of Baptism, which all Christians traditionally accepted, is incorporated in the words, ‘I baptize thee in the name of the Fahter and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.’: as the rubrics in the Canadian BCP (1962) make clear: ‘When any Child who has not received holy Baptism is critically ill, the Minister of the Parish (or, in his absence, any other lawful Minister) should be called upon to administer the Sacrament without delay, and if no lawful Minister may be had, and the Child is in danger of death, ANY PERSON PRESENT should pour Water upon him and, naming him, say:

    N. I BAPTIZE thee In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

    Then shall be said the Lord’s Prayer.

    Such Baptism shall be forthwith reported to the Parish authorities.’

    That being said, the Baptism under this new form, despite its irregularities, would seem to be valid, providing it retains these words as above.
    Fr. David

    • That’s not the issue Fr. David! i.e. Baptism itself, but even here the doctrine of Baptism is different with many Anglicans! I am myself Low Church Evangelical here, the sign & seal! But closer to Luther on the Eucharist! The point is the loss of orthodoxy generally in the Anglican Communion, and not just “irregularities”!

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