“Did He Really Mean ‘Without Cost’?”
Revelation 21: 6b: “I will give to the one who thirsts from the spring of the water of life without cost.” Have you noticed the high cost of baptism lately? You are expected to get the child fancy new clothes, then you pay the Church for the venue, the priest, and numerous fees. And we haven’t even begun to talk about the baptismal meal afterward! The result? More and more poorer families are choosing to skip baptism for their children, which is not supposed to be an option. The Church must separate God’s commands from man’s tradition, the source of much of the extensive costs, and bring baptism back to the people.