Comments: Royal Baptism

Has no-one else commented on this? According to Justin Welby it is supposed to be an inspirational event that will help parents decide to have their children christened. It would be nice to think so but sadly I doubt it.

Posted by Concerned Anglican at Wednesday, 23 October 2013 at 12:37pm BST

*an inspirational event that will help parents decide to have their children christened*

Except for gay parents. So far as Welby's concerned, they're like wife beaters.

Posted by Interested Observer at Wednesday, 23 October 2013 at 5:48pm BST

I have already emailed the excellent little video with the Archbishop's address to friends and clergy, and to members of my own family including the parents and grandparents of a family member soon to be christened. Others might well do something of that kind even where baptism has not been decided on ! And who knows who may be encouraged to choose to have a baptism through reading about that of Prince George. (One hopes they are not discouraged by insistence on a course of "preparation" and inclusion of a baptism in a regular service. The good parents involved in my family's case are not church-goers and the baptism - which the BCP associates with Jesus blessing Jewish children -will sensibly be at a time when people can come from afar, and not within a typically earlier morning service.)

Posted by John Bunyan at Wednesday, 23 October 2013 at 9:31pm BST

Not a word about original sin, and the cleansing effect of baptismal regeneration.

Posted by Robert ian Williams at Wednesday, 23 October 2013 at 11:16pm BST

"Not a word about original sin, and the cleansing effect of baptismal regeneration". RIW

No indeed, Robert. And very sensible too. There would have been plenty of that in the service itself without needing to talk about it in a video of this sort.

Posted by Edward Prebble at Thursday, 24 October 2013 at 12:35am BST

Robert, all talk of 'original sin' in a missional video of this sort would hardly meet the criterion of 'Good News' (Gospel) to an outsider. Anyway, the baby is not 'guilty' of original sin - it is a fact!

Posted by Father Ron Smith at Thursday, 24 October 2013 at 11:00am BST
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