Is baptism on the wane? | Arkansas Blog

Is baptism on the wane?

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USA Today finds a decline in baptism, both dunking and sprinkling. But an NLR pastor leads the story.

Every month there's a cheering, weeping, air-horn-tooting celebration at First Assembly of God in North Little Rock, when the Rev. Rod Loy immerses new believers in the baptismal tank.

"This is a sign that someone understands the ideas of sin and Christ's sacrifice and willfully chooses to be a lifelong follower of Jesus," says the pastor. "So we celebrate it big."

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