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Ria Baptizes Cecilia. A Baptism Gone Wrong

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Since Cecilia had left the occult and openly declared that she would no longer be part of it, and that she wanted to give her life to God, Ria had begun explaining the importance of the steps in becoming a Christian… and more so, the importance of Water Baptism. Cecilia needed to fully understand what it meant to be baptized:

  • To be baptized, Cecilia needed to fully believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God[1];
  • That this was Cecilia’s public confession in giving her life to Jesus Christ, and that she needed to have a repentant heart for the remission of her sins[2]; and
  • That once she is baptized, her old life will die, so that she can begin a new one in Jesus Christ[3].

I had seen Ria explain baptism to Cecilia numerous times and each time, Cecilia would always overly affirm that she wanted to do this… every time her statement was made with a big insistent smile… persisting that Ria baptize her, however, Ria would not baptize Cecilia until Cecilia acknowledged that she was fully aware of what Water Baptism meant.

Then finally came the day that Cecilia was to be baptized. Now, because of the life that Cecilia had lived… a life dedicated to satan, a life full of demonic activity, occult attacks and horrendous things committed… there were always the required necessary precautions that needed to be taken in order to make sure that no spiritual doorways were open, so that no demons come through to then interfere by attacking Cecilia.

Ria, Cecilia, I, and another member of the group, went into Cecilia’s bathroom. We prayed for God to send his waring Angels to drive out any demons that were present in the bathroom, and then the door to the bathroom was sealed off in oil. Ria then asked Cecilia if the room was clear… if there were any demons left in the bathroom.

“Nope, they’re all gone…” Cecilia gleamed with a smirk on her face.

The bathwater was run until the water would be deep enough to fully submerge Cecilia’s face during the baptism.

Cecilia got into the bath, full clothed. Ria proceeded to pray for God to send his angels for protection, and for Jesus and all of Heaven to bear witness for this baptism… a baptism where Cecilia was fully dedicating her life to Jesus Christ.

As soon as Ria had finished praying, she gently submerged Cecilia’s head into the water. Immediately and without warning, there was a massive struggle. Cecilia was shaking violently and desperately trying to lift her head out of the water, but she could not. She was battling for air. Ria and the other member of the group kept trying to lift Cecilia’s head out of the water, but they were struggling. Cecilia’s head felt as if it was being forcefully held down.

Finally, Cecilia’s head was lifted out of the water, and she gasped for air. She was out of breath. She was gasping… over and over again… and then she started screaming furiously at Ria, “Why were you holding me down??? Were you trying to drown me???”

Ria went into an instant panic state reassuring Cecilia that she wasn’t holding her head under the water, and that she was actually trying desperately to lift it up out of the water. Cecilia refused to believe Ria. She was furious. She kept shouting at Ria, “You tried to drown me!!! You tried to drown me!!!” And then she stormed out of the bathroom to her bedroom, grabbed a cigarette and lit it, standing smoking by her bedroom windowsill. Cecilia was shaking. Her nerves were a wreck, and she was beyond furious.


[1] “…What hinders me from being baptized?” Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart you may.” And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” …. both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. (Acts 8:35-38 NKJV)
[2] Then Peter said to them, “Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins… (Acts 2:28 NKJV)
[3] … How shall we who died to sin live any longer in it? Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:2-4 NKJV)