February 13, 2008

Bishop "Sweet Daddy" Madison and the Baptism by Fire Hose

Who knew this stuff was happening practically out our back door? I'm trying to get caught up on email, and here from last August is this article about a Pentecostal "church" in our area baptising people with a fire hose. I like this part:

Although many Christian denominations view baptism as a one-time ritual for entry into the faith, the House of Prayer permits multiple baptisms as a way for members to periodically wash away their sins and heal physical ailments. For many in the church, yesterday's baptism is an annual practice.

Damisha Matthews, 33, a federal budget analyst, said she comes every year, "for the redemption of my sins," and brings her two daughters, Mia, 5, and Aliya, 4. She also brings an empty jug to be filled with consecrated water that she and family members will drink and rub on their bodies to help them heal when they are ill.

Read the whole article here.

4 comments:

Jim said...

Are you being sarcastic? If so, instead of being foolish and ignorant why don't you research more about the "church" which is called the United House of Prayer for All people. The House of Prayer has had a major role in the revitalization of D.C after the MLK riots, more specifically the Shaw neighborhood and 7th street. The baptism are services of repent. It allows us to repent for our sins and strengthen our relationship with GOD. The United House of Prayer is a Kingdom with tons churches spanning over 25 states. Instead of assuming you should become more informed because maybe participating in the baptism or services of the United House of Prayer could better YOUR LIFE!

sporter53 said...

Instead of trying to talk negatively about the United House of Prayer for All People, first try to do some research to get an understanding of what the faith is all about. Proverbs 4:1-10 "Wisdom is the principle thing: therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding."

Learn to get an understanding of things before you discuss them.

Obviously you are not a christian, but a critic!

Timothy said...

You two seem very eager to get offended and be defensive. Over nothing. Coincidence? I think not!

RevFisk said...

I dunno Tim. They kinda got you with that "you're obviously not a Christian" argument. I mean, it's clean, it's crisp, it's assertive. Even Melancthon couldn't argue with that quality of rhetoric.

I mean, aren't you just dying to hop a plane to DC?