Lost and Baptism

I have been watching through LOST from the very beginning. Currently I am on Season II. There was an interesting scene this evening in an episode entitled Water and Fire. Without delving into great detail, Charlie is having visions of water, baby, doves and angels. Because Charlie has a history of heroin addiction, the others in the island do not believe him. They believe–including the baby’s mother, Claire–that Charlie’s addiction is leading him to put little Aaron (the baby) in danger. Charlie’s explanation is quite different. He believes the baby is in danger and the way to protect the baby from danger is to baptize him. Water, doves and angels: all baptismal and gospel signs. Charlie’s theology is quite accurate, though his methods somewhat out of sorts. Baptism is indeed imagesthe beginning of a new life under the protection of Messiah, and united to Him we–baptized in the Triune Name–are protected by our shield and defender.

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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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2 Responses to Lost and Baptism

  1. Chris Cole says:

    “Heroine addiction”? He goes into withdrawal if he doesn’t get enough Wonder Woman? LOL! Typos are fun. I think you mean “heroin addiction”. Thanks for the morning laugh.

  2. Uri Brito says:

    You got me there Chris!

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