“If the ordinary minister is absent or impeded, a catechist or some other person deputed to this office by the local Ordinary, may lawfully confer baptism; indeed, in a case of necessity, any person who has the requisite intention may do so (canon 861 §2), even a non-Catholic or a non-Christian.
Can anyone baptize someone else?
Zachary Rainey, ordained minister, responded: “Any believer can baptize another believer. No other credentials are required beyond faith in Jesus Christ.”
Can I baptize a friend?
The Bible does not limit baptisms to elders or ministers. Rather, any baptized Christian may baptize someone else.
Can you get baptized on your own?
According to most Christian religions, baptism can be performed anywhere. However, parishioners of the Catholic Church are required to seek permission from the church in order to perform a baptism at home. Baptism is a covenant of grace and the promise of God’s forgiveness, applied personally.
“The permission granted to men on earth called or ordained to act for and in behalf of God the Father or Jesus Christ in doing God’s work” (Guide to the Scriptures, “Authority,” scriptures.ChurchofJesusChrist.org). Joseph Smith—History 1:71, footnote.
Can a woman baptize someone?
While anyone can baptize anyone they choose, if you are wishing to publicly acknowledge your faith by baptism, it would right to do so in a manner consistent with the Bible.
Can my husband baptize me?
Anyone can baptize a person, as long as they use the correct form, but it’s only in an emergency. I baptized my grandson because his mom was an addict, and there was no way she would have it done. This depends on your idea of baptism.
What do I say when I baptize someone?
“Have you received Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior?” “Will you obey and serve Him as your King for the rest of your life?” If they answer “Yes,” to both, then say something like this: “Because you’ve professed your faith in the Lord Jesus, I now baptize you in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.”
When should a person be baptized?
For most of Christian history most Christians have taught that baptism can be at any age. But from the 16th century onwards a group called Baptists or Anabaptists have taught that it can only be done after a person has reached the age or reason, or is not an infant. That usually means after the age of 7.
Do you need to be a pastor to baptize someone?
No. Jesus gave the authority to baptize to the local church, so any member of the local church can baptize, if they have the approval of the church. With most churches, the pastor is given the authority to baptize when the church calls him to be their pastor.
Do you have to be an ordained minister to baptize someone?
Regardless of what religious beliefs a person ascribes to, if they wish to be baptized they will need a certified authority figure who can conduct the baptism ritual. Becoming an ordained minister through the Universal Life Church will allow you to serve in this capacity.