Skip to comments.What Made Texas Gov. Rick Perry Get Baptized Again?
Posted on 04/30/2014 7:15:17 PM PDT by wonkowasright
Do you remember the Christian prayer rally that filled Houstons Reliant Stadium? "The Response" made cross-denominational waves, uniting people in prayer in a massive way.
So why would its organizer, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, need to be baptized?
The Associated Press reports that Perry was baptized last month in Little Rocky Creek near the small town of Independence. It was the same little creek where Texas icon Sam Houston was baptized. But again, why?
Perry isn’t perfect.....but he would be one of the candidates I would find acceptable if he ran for POTUS.
Perry isnt perfect.....but he would be one of the candidates I would find acceptable if he ran for POTUS.
Hopefully he forgets he is running for President. Perhaps something safer and easier like a House seat is more appropriate for him.
“I got baptized for three reasons — my faith in Jesus as my Savior, my belief that it would be politically helpful, and ... uhhhh ... uhhh ... I forget the third reason.”
If Perry does run in 2016, I hope he remembers MORE THEN 3 Federal government departments he would close down.
This time, don’t forget the BLM :)
I don’t think it is appropriate to mock a Texan getting baptized.
I would say that if he didn’t ask anyone’s opinion about it; then it’s no ones business except his and God’s.
He will have to do a 180 on his stance on immigration reform before I would consider him. That’s like a tiger changing his stripes.
Since this was done in private with family I am wondering how it was even brought to anyone else’s attention.
I am not so quick to trash what is someone else’s faith efforts. That Mr. Perry felt a need for a recommitment to his faith then good for him. I don’t know his heart and neither do you. Quit being so dimorat in your evaluation
I doubt if anyone really knows why the Governor was baptized again outside of perhaps his immediate family.
I do know many people are not only baptized “again” as adults, but have also accepted Christ into their life or rededicated themselves. Many people do so the first time as a small child and because their parents or grandparents felt they should, not necessarily because the Holy Spirit moved them to do so or because they truly understood what giving one’s life to Christ was all about.
Agree. Only God knows his heart.
WOW was that a tacky statement. What kind of person mocks someone who is accepting the Lord through baptism? Seriously, what on earth were you thinking?
That doesn’t make any sense.
Because he’s going into battle. Spiritual battle.
Pastor Burleson had built a baptistry in the rock bed of Kountz Creek just north of Independence and announced that Houston was to be baptized there later that day. Upon inspection, Burleson found that some pranksters had filled it with mud and tree tops, so he decided to change the venue to Little Rocky Creek nearby. Following the baptism, Burleson is reported to have said Now Sam, your sins are all washed away. Houstons characteristic reply was God help the fishes! While the quotes may vary somewhat from account to account, the essence of the exchange is the same. Houston was profoundly changed.
Lesser known is that Houston also is reported to have said, Well, preacher, youve baptized my pocket book! and thereafter paid half of Rufus Burlesons salary.
I agree. Right now a PERRY/WALKER ticket looks good to me. I’m sorry I bought into that Perry is a RINO carpola in 2012. We need some mature adults running the country.
Nobody's business but his.