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07 June 2012

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Gloria Ishida

Charles, I find this very interesting, especially the part about the man's church requiring public confession of faith. First time I have ever seen it but the pastor at our Lutheran church here in Japan has a service a week prior to a baptism of anyone who is not an infant, make a confession of faith. This was true of a six year old two years ago and also adults. I find this strange. Have you ever seen this in other Lutheran churches?

As an aside, those transferring from another congregation, Lutheran as well as other, get a copy of the congregation's constitution as part of the "ceremony". I got it and Y, too (he transferred later as he was still pastoring Kariya. It is ok to receive it privately but publicly - I find it off putting. It is not confessional, is it? Ha, I didn't read it anyhow.

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