Baptism of Desire

Baptism of Desire (baptismus flaminis) is a phrase used for the desire experienced by an unbaptized person living in a heathen country or beyond the influence of the Visible Church to receive the sacrament of baptism, which desire, with a sincere intention and hearty repentance, is regarded by theologians as standing in the place of, or as equivalent to, actual baptism — baptismus fluminis.

See also the International Standard Bible Encyclopedia.

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