By Daniel C. Goodwin
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In fact, the evidence strongly supports the long-held practice of the candidate being interviewed by the ordained minister before baptism. Maritime Regular Baptist ministers also tried to squelch questionable behaviour in their communities by withholding the rite from some who had not been sufficiently changed in heart. 32 Leaders committed to order could thus monitor heterodoxy and immoral behaviour. And it was only when the preacher was satisfied that the candidate was indeed converted and committed to basic Christian morality that baptism was permitted.
24 The ritual site also required at least four to five feet of water in order to baptize adults with ease. The depth of the water was as crucial a factor as any in choosing a place for the sacred event. During winter, ice would often have to be cut out before the ritual could take place. The Fredericton, New Brunswick, preacher Samuel Elder recorded on 3 December 1848 that as “the [Saint John] river is frozen over to the depth of a foot or more, a place for baptism had to be cut through the ice for a considerable distance from the shore.
On both sides of the clear stream were multitudes standing of all ages, whose solemnized appearance plainly indicated that they were not indifferent spectators. Every cloud seemed to be rolled away, that nothing, on this occasion, might intercept the intercourse between earth and heaven. The eye, as it looked upward into the bright blue vault above, seemed lost in the unclouded purity of boundless ether, stretching far away towards the peaceful mansions of everlasting blessedness. The water was so pure, so calm, and unruffled that it reflected all above it.