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Old 07-18-2016, 09:45 AM
Shodan Shodan is offline
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I believe it used to be the case that baptism always occurred in running water, because running water was considered living water. It was probably also cleaner - I doubt if that mattered as much. Nowadays most churches have baptismal fonts of varying sizes.

My wife ordained a pastor last week, and the church he is now pastoring uses a lake nearby for baptisms.

The story of the baptism of the Ethiopian eunuch is similar to what SpeedwayRyan mentions, but it is not clear in the story if he was baptized in a river or a pond.