I’m sure this question has probably been asked. I am a convert from the baptist faith. I was baptized as a baptist. Baptists do not believe that baptism is a sacrament. Also, when I was baptized by immersion, the minister said “I baptize you in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit” and then plunged me under the water after the words were spoken.
1.) The Church accepts the trinitarian baptisms of baptists, but I’ve always wondered about it since baptists don’t believe that baptism is a sacrament that bestows the forgiveness of sins.
2.) Doesn’t the water have to be touching the skin at the same time that the words are being ponounced? Now it is true that I was kneeling in the water at the time, so technically there was water on my skin.
As you can tell, I am one of those tormented by ambiguity.