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Featured Anyone been baptized twice?

Discussion in 'For New Christians' started by Bcs90, Sep 3, 2019.

  1. Bcs90

    Bcs90 New Member

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    There is this thing going on at the lake this weekend, church picnic and baptizing people in the lake. I asked my dad if he wanted to but he replied "No. I've been baptized, I like to stay dry." lol. I've been baptized as a baby too but I have not even began seeking God until recently. I guess the reason I was considering it is because I don't yet feel "transformed" and concern that if I don't get baptized again I may lose my chance at salvation?

    But I don't know if thats truth that could just be a false truth I've led myself to think.

    Is being baptized once enough?
     
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  2. David Cabrera

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    What's your denomination?
     
  3. topher694

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    Yep, I was baptized as a baby, then again as an adult. And I'm very glad I did.
     
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  4. Tigger45

    Tigger45 St’s Peter & Paul Supporter

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    I’ve been baptized twice. First as an infant then later as an adult but now see my initial baptism as authentic and actually now have a higher view of baptism.
     
  5. ajcarey

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    Yes, I was baptized as a baby and then again after my conversion to Christ as a teenager. I saw in the Bible that people were only baptized after conversion so I did it how I saw it was done in the Scriptures. Do make sure though that you are truly repentant and surrendered to Christ's authority if/when you get baptized, because that is what Christian baptism is supposed to be a statement of. If you are not ready then don't do it thinking you'll lose your chance to be saved if you don't. That would be superstitious and an occasion for confusion. Seek to clear your heart before God and settle any and all controversy with Him instead. When that is done you can get baptized as Christ's disciple who is truly ready to receive His discipline and be molded into His image in learning to observe all things whatsoever He has commanded.
     
  6. tulc

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    Baptized as a baby, baptized as an adolescent, baptized again when I attended a Pentecostal Oneness church, baptized again when I lived by the ocean. That one seems to have taken because I never felt the need to get baptized again after that one. :)
    tulc(has performed a few baptisms over the years) :wave:
     
  7. charsan

    charsan Charismatic Episcopal Church

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    There is only one baptism the rest just get you wet. You will never find getting baptized multiple in Scripture or the history of the Church.
     
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  8. rockytopva

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    I was Baptized as a baby Catholic (if my dad told me right), again as a Baptist, and a third time Pentecostal Holiness, and am glad I did. No need, though, to be baptized anymore than that! I guess that qualifies me as an Ana-Baptist!
     
  9. DennisTate

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    I was first baptized by immersion back in 1979.........
    I know that I was given the Holy Spirit then but I got rebaptized during the 1990's as i went through questions on the pronunciation of the name of YHWH and Yeshua........

    Then for a third time I got rebaptized after I saw the astonishing things
    that were done through my gifted Pentecostal wife so I got rebaptized a few years ago by a gifted Pentecostal pastor a few years ago..... All three of my baptisms were by immersion.......

    EAch time seemed to take my relationship with Messiah Yeshua - Jesus to another level.........
     
  10. Albion

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    You can only be baptized once. It is indelible. No matter what you do thereafter, you've been baptized and any re-baptisms that some churches might require of you for membership are strictly superfluous.

    However, people do fall away, repent, and so on. If that is your case, the proper approach is to reaffirm your baptismal vows (i.e. those made for you by your parents) or else be confirmed (receive the sacrament or rite called confirmation) if that is part of the practice of the church you belong to or want to join.
     
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  11. tulc

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    Oh, I don't know, Anabaptist see Baptism as something you have to choose for yourself, not as something your parents can choose for you. So while some of you think once was enough, how about if each believer studies for themselves what they believe and decides if that's what they want to do? :wave:
    tulc(just a thought) :)
     
  12. MasterYourLife

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    If infant baptism is the way to go, why wasn't Jesus baptized as an infant?
    I'd stick to following in Jesus' footsteps.
     
  13. David Cabrera

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    Are you circumcised?
     
  14. Albion

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    He instituted baptism as we know it. The Jewish practice that John the Baptist is associated with was a much different thing from Christian baptism as we find it described in the New Testament. The Jewish practice of circumcision was closer to our baptisms than what John did, and as we know Jesus was taken by his parents to be circumcised when he was only days old.
     
  15. MasterYourLife

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    No, I'm not Jewish nor am I under Abraham's covenant.

    "For he is not a Jew, which is one outwardly; neither is that circumcision, which is outward in the flesh: But he is a Jew, which is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the spirit, and not in the letter; whose praise is not of men, but of God."
     
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  16. tulc

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    ...and if circumcision were the same thing then I can see why you couldn't do it twice. :eek:
    tulc(who is circumcised by the way and has been baptized four times) :wave:
     
  17. David Cabrera

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    Yeah, and Baptism is under the New Covenant and everyone gets to be in the Covenant, even babies.
     
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  18. MasterYourLife

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    He took John the Baptist's baptism, not His own.
    People who argue for infant baptism refer to circumcision. Yet circumcision was only to mark a promise for a specific people, not a ritual of faith towards God.
    People who baptize their babies, and those babies who grow up and stray from God. Those baptisms are in vain. An infant is technically an unbeliever, and there is nothing that supports baptizing unbelievers.
    Baptism is the act of dying and being buried with Jesus, then resurrecting into a new person. It's a public deceleration of faith (which an infant can't do). It's an act of obedience (which an infant can't do). It's an agreement with God that you will turn from your old sinful life, and follow Jesus (which an infant can't do).
     
  19. David Cabrera

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    Nowhere does it say any of that in the Bible.
     
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  20. Albion

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    Yes he took it, but that baptism--the baptism of John--is clearly described later on as defunct.

    In the New Testament, it is contrasted with the baptism administered in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost which Jesus told his Apostles to take to the4 whole world.



    Some people may refer to circumcision because of certain similarities, but Christian baptism is not a replacement for circumcision.

    Well, that's what Baptists and the offshoot denominations from that one think, but most Christian churches believe that baptism is not in vain, even if the person later falls away from the faith.
     
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