Mark Driscoll, Pastor of Mars Hill Church Seattle
Favourite Share

Mark Driscoll explains why he allowed his 4 year old a believer's baptism

Tue 05 Dec 2017
By Marcus Jones

US mega church pastor Mark Driscoll has revealed that he allowed his four year old child to have a believer's baptism.

The practice, which is also known as adult baptism, is undertaken by those who profess an understanding of what Jesus did.

It normally sees a person fully immersed in water.

Addressing the long discussed issue of how old someone needs to be to have a believer's baptism, Driscoll said there was no clear answer and each case should be treated differently.

Speaking to parents at Trinity Church which he leads in Scottsdale Arizona, he talked about how he handled his son's request to be baptised.

 

"I came down one morning and he had his picture Bible and he said 'I need to get baptised now that I'm a Christian' and he was very serious about it.

"I thought we'll give it some time and see if it sticks but he kept bringing it up.

"So I started asking him all the theological questions - and he was fine.

"We took him to a leader in the church and he answered all the questions.

"So we baptised him and he's walked with the Lord ever since."

He did however warn against pushing someone into baptism.

comments powered by Disqus
Daily news direct to your inbox
Your News Feed

Stay informed and inform others with up to the minute news from a Christian perspective. 

Daily News email

RSS feeds

News Widgets

You may also like...

What makes an atheist want to listen to a Christian radio show?... More

Deborah-Ruth Ferber explains what happened when she made friends... More

Joe Ogborn explains how going to church with his atheist friend... More

Increasing numbers of Muslim refugees are converting to Christianity.... More