A central Florida man is accused of throwing an 11-year-old boy he was taking care of into a swimming pool filled with algae and bugs because God asked him to baptize the child. Volusia County Sheriff’s deputies say 51-year-old Henry Love was arrested Wednesday on a child abuse charge. The Daytona Beach News-Journal (http://bit.ly/2a4o2Yr ) reports Love told investigators God awakened him Wednesday morning and told him to baptize the child. An arrest report says Love took the boy next door to the neighbor’s pool and dunked him several times under water. The boy’s mother took him to an urgent care center where doctors found an ear and eye infection, possibly from dirty water.
God told him to do no such thing. Only a Pentebabbleist, with their private revelations and visions and voices, would presume to baptize someone in such a way.
Whenever ignorance and pseudo-piety are blended together in the mind of a deranged pentebabbleist (and that’s the only kind of pentebabbleists there are) only trouble ensues.