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Since I created this site, its direction has changed a little: although I still proclaim one baptism and recognise my faith as the most important thing, this is only half the content of my web site, to be found on the left half of this page. However, the original purpose of this site remains intact...

this site provides links and information relating to baptism, one of the sacraments of the Church. Our Lord Jesus Christ was baptised in the River Jordan by John the Baptist, and the practice of baptism continues to this day. In the second chapter of Acts, Peter gave the instruction Repent and be baptised! and so we all should! However, there are those who only take half of this instruction on board, resulting in something that is incomplete. Without question, salvation is the most important part of the Christian faith.

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It is not the purpose of this web site to argue in favour of or against baptism by total immersion or by sprinkling, or to argue in favour of or against adult or infant baptism. However, we do take the view that there is one baptism for the remission of sins. We do not ever accept that it is appropriate to be baptised more than once. Together, baptism and holy communion are two sacraments of the church. Our understanding of a sacrament is that it is an outward and physical representation of something inward and spiritual. this site is here to promote and recognise that there is Christian faith among baptised people who use the internet on a regular basis and who maintain their own web sites. If you are a person who has been baptised and who maintains a personal web site or page, then you are welcome to join with others who have been baptised. We will provide a link to your site from our site if you ask us, provided that we do not deem the material on your site unsuitable. this does not mean that only specifically Christian sites will be linked: quite the reverse, in fact. We want to show that those who have been baptised have wide-ranging interests beyond Christian things alone.

Why a Baptism site?

this is an idea which I have been considering for a long time. Some time in 1997 or 1998, I heard a sermon in which the preacher was speaking about Martin Luther, who during his life had many dark days and times of doubt, apart from times of great inspiration. During his doubts, it was not his faith or his prayer or his study of God's word which kept his hope alive, but the memory that he was baptised. "Baptisatus sum" or "I am baptised" was his cry and his encouragement. At that time, I was wondering what way could be found of offering a non-threatening form of declaration of Christian belief on the world wide web, a medium still demonised by the mainstream media as nothing more than a source of pornography and recipes for explosive devices.

Why a New Zealand site?

the main international domain names I might have used:, and have already been registered, although they do not appear to be in serious use at present. I chose not to used baptized or baptised in the domain name because my audience in different parts of the world may struggle with the spelling...while I am leaving baptist for the denomination of that name in the countries where it is not already registered. As I am in New Zealand and that is where my first supporters are, therefore, quite likely to be too, I have chosen this domain name, but like all internet addresses, it is accessible to everybody, regardless of their location. the same is true of the Christian message of salvation!

How to join us

Send me an email letting me know that you have been baptised with water and in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and tell me the URL and title of your web site. I will add your site to the list of sites here, along with a banner up to 10k if you send me one and if you offer a link back to this site.

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