Communist Government Restrictions on Baptism
Back in 1989 the missionary: Gene Dulin wrote: A Romanian Christian told me of a communist government restriction on baptisms. One restraint was that baptizing someone from a non-church family - was forbidden. Another law required that the names of all who were to be baptized were to be reported to the authorities several weeks before the baptism, thus allowing time for the Party to try to dissuade each person from being baptized. Baptizing children or young people was also forbidden.(Dulin wrote): My immediate question was, “What do you do!?” (The Romanian replied): “A sinner and a Christian go into the mountains, and two Christians return!” (Source Unknown).