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I was infant baptized and confirmed then was not 100% the most obedient Christian. Now I am rededicating my life, do I need to get immersion baptized?

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Infant baptism was under the authority of the parents. Since your of age, judgment begins in The House of God. Mark 16 v 16, Acts 2 v's 38 Is Right, you have The name of The Lord applied. Then he - she Matt.24 v 13.

Being baptized in the titles, you down a dry sinner & come up a wet sinner. Nothing happened, you just got wet.
---Lawrence on 4/18/11


Michael e, you have a very good point. The only Baptism that really has the most importance is Spiritual baptism". That Baptism is done by God in bringing genuine believers together as one. The other baptisms are made by man's works, for obedience. The water does not literally do anything for man other then to clean him on the outside. It symbolizes our commitment to Christ.
---Mark_V. on 4/12/11


Mima, I do not understand why you get personal with Cluny when you said,

"Cluny I fear my prayers on your behalf are being defeated by your arrogance. God will not force any blessings on you,"

First, how do you know God is hearing your prayers?
Second, if He does, who is defeating your prayers to God? It could not be Cluny fighting against them and stopping them from God hearing them. Does he have the power to stop God from hearing something?
Third, You said God will not force any blessings on you, that means He heard them. God does not force anyone to come to Christ, He makes them able to come to Christ.
Forth, how do you know that Cluny is not saved? Can you see his heart?
---Mark_V. on 4/11/11


//Now I am rededicating my life, do I need to get immersion baptized?//

If it didn't work the first time, why would you think it would work now.
There is only one baptism necessary for salvation, and it isn't water.
---michael_e on 4/10/11


Samuel: Cluny MAY have a point here. I think it is the only place at least in the NT where there IS a POSSIBILITY that infants (if there were any in the hosehold) were baptised
---Peter

Correct. We cannot from this verse either establish or disprove adult only baptism. We have to depend on other sources. All other early sources point to Adult baptism only. So this passage cannot disprove the other sources since it is not possible to determine if infants were baptized.
---Samuel on 4/7/11




Samuel: Cluny MAY have a point here. I think it is the only place at least in the NT where there IS a POSSIBILITY that infants (if there were any in the hosehold) were baptised
---Peter on 4/7/11


however Didache (and all other early churchfathers) advocated baptism by immersion, and not just the pouring on of water, it is beyond question which should prvail. also as didache and all other churchfathers advocated that candidates fasted and prayed at least TWO days, infants are excluded from baptism by FACT. however everything done by faith should be accepted since it is the LORD that is the judge. Baptism is the FIRST ACT OF OBEDIENCE and a confirmation that one becomes a disciple of Christ. anyone however that advocates against baptism and says that Paul did not teach this, should remember that we follow Christ and not Paul. So if Christ baptised and was baptised so should we,no matter what form is used.
---andy3996 on 4/7/11


St. Paul baptized the "household of Staphanas". Can you find any examples in literature contemporary with the NT where the Greek word here rendered "household" does not include children, infants, and even slaves?
---Cluny

Can you show me where there were children or babies in this household? You are making an assumption not based on fact. In this case early church tradition agrees with me. The Didache referred to fasting and preperation for Baptism. This was considered part of the teaching JESUS required. The Didache is the very first and earliest church manual. Yet those who applaud the early church fathers ignore it when it conflicts with their changes made hundreds of years latter.
---Samuel on 4/6/11


//For example, you have offered NO proof from the Bible that baptism means no water.
---Cluny on 4/5/11//
1Cor 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body,...
a baptism human hands can't touch, it's a baptism that a lost person can have no part in. A lost person can be water baptised.
---michael_e on 4/6/11


Cluny:

The reason BCV is an effective question is that, even if Scripture is not the only truth, the Scripture does contain truth only - that is, if someone can show BCV of what they are saying, that is an easy proof that what they are saying is true.

If they instead rely on other sources, such as tradition, history, personal revelation, etc., the provenance (and validity) of such sources is much more difficult to prove.
---StrongAxe on 4/5/11




\\//Sola Scriptura is your rule, not mine, and I don't have to play by it.//

I notice you tend to "play" by your rule using no scripture
---michael_e on 4/5/11\\

At least I'm consistent.

That's more than I can say for many people here, including yourself.

For example, you have offered NO proof from the Bible that baptism means no water.
---Cluny on 4/5/11


//Sola Scriptura is your rule, not mine, and I don't have to play by it.//

I notice you tend to "play" by your rule using no scripture
---michael_e on 4/5/11


\\Cluny I fear my prayers on your behalf are being defeated by your arrogance.\\

mima, you've been on here claiming that nurses--or was it physical therapists--flirted with you, you have an .850 batting average as a hit man for Jesus (pardon my mixed metaphor), and when you pray for people they get partially healed.

Yet, you say that I am arrogant.

Do I understand you properly?
---Cluny on 4/5/11


It is impossible to describe something to someone who has never experienced it. Deep down that person resents having never experienced whatever is being experienced by others. Cluny I fear my prayers on your behalf are being defeated by your arrogance. God will not force any blessings on you, At least you need to be neutral to receive his blessings.
---mima on 4/5/11


**//Yes, it is.
---Cluny on 4/4/11 //

BCV Please**

Sola Scriptura is your rule, not mine, and I don't have to play by it.

However, I think it's reasonable to expect other people to play by the rules they set for themselves.
---Cluny on 4/5/11


//Yes, it is.
---Cluny on 4/4/11 //

BCV Please
---michael_e on 4/5/11


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\\Since JESUS taught to be trained before being baptized\\

BCV, please.

\\ and Paul would not go against the teaching of JESUS.\\

How much training did Paul have before he was baptized?

\\ Then Paul was for adult baptism.
---Samuel on 4/4/11\\

St. Paul baptized the "household of Staphanas". Can you find any examples in literature contemporary with the NT where the Greek word here rendered "household" does not include children, infants, and even slaves?
---Cluny on 4/4/11


Since JESUS taught to be trained before being baptized and Paul would not go against the teaching of JESUS. Then Paul was for adult baptism.
---Samuel on 4/4/11


\\Baptism is a necessity for salvation, but it isn't water \\

Yes, it is.
---Cluny on 4/4/11


//maybe Paul did not baptise but he never preached against it and even incourages all to be baptised. ---andy3996 on 4/4/11//
Baptism is a necessity for salvation, but it isn't water
Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
1Cor 12:13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body..

Rom 6:4 no water Col.2:12 no water Jesus wasn't buried in water and you weren't either.
1 Cor 1.14-16, acts 19.3-7 jewish baptism
baptism doesn't always mean "water"
Paul circumcised timothy, did he advocate circumcision?
---michael_e on 4/4/11


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Michal e. said // Paul DID NOT advocate against water-baptism//
apparently he did. in a response to my blog.
in tottaly neglecting following scriptures Rom
.3-4, Col 2.12, 1 Cor 1.14-16, acts 19.3-7, then you interpret 1 Cor 1.17 on your own idependent terms. thereby you put a lie in the mouth of a great apostle to make up your own doctrine. a very dangerous practice indeed. something the devil did during the temptation of Christ in the dessert. i have only one thing to say to you brother, repent this rebelion.
maybe Paul did not baptise but he never preached against it and even incourages all to be baptised.
---andy3996 on 4/4/11


// Paul DID NOT advocate against water-baptism//
apparently he did.
1 Cor. 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize..Israel's apostles could never say that.
//(even Paul baptised//
did he ever baptise a gentile?
1 Cor. 9:20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews...
He didn't advocate circumcision, but he had a reason.
Acts 16:3 Him would Paul have to go forth with him, and took and circumcised him because of the Jews which were in those quarters: for they knew all that his father was a Greek.
The Bible does a better job of explaining baptism than a Bible dictionary, baptism doesn't automatically mean "water"
---michael_e on 4/1/11


michael e. are you saying Pauls' preaching illiminated waterbaptism? because that's what I understand from your blogs. if however you investigate the word you'll find quickly that Paul DID NOT advocate against water-baptism as it seems from your answers. naturally i could have misread your blogs also. so do not take offence.but i advice to ghet yourself a bible dictiuonary and look for every place where baptism is found (even Paul baptised)
---andy3996 on 4/1/11


The Seg, great points you gave out. People always want to take credit and forget that everything good comes from God even their salvation.
1. "Or who has given a gift to Him that he might be repaid?" For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be glory forever, Amen" (Rom. 11:35,36).
2. "For who sees anything different in you? What have you that you did not receive?" If then you received it, why do you boast as if it were not a gift?" (1 Cor. 4:7).
3. "Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to claim anything as coming from us, our sufficiency is from God" ( 1 Cor. 3:5).
---Mark_V. on 3/24/11


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Blessing ---TheSeg on 3/22/11

...boing fwip ... back atcha'

to pick up my cross, i had/have to deny me
and
anything that i try to bring to the Living Water.
---aka on 3/23/11


I always hear people say, yes! I believe God can do anything, everything!
But, when I hear them talk about the things, they say they believe.
Most of the time, I stay quiet. Why? Because, I know its not mine to give.
I cant give you anything. If I have anything, its only because it was given to me.

Sounds like some of you are saying, Except ye be circumcised after the manner of Moses, ye cannot be saved.

I mean, ask yourself are not all these thing from God, is not everything from God?
Like I said, I cannot tell you what to believe!

Go to the ocean, stand before it.
Now say, I indeed baptize you with water.
John 6:12
John 6:13
Blessing
---TheSeg on 3/22/11


O foolish Galatians, who hath bewitched you, that ye should not obey the truth, before whose eyes Jesus Christ hath been evidently set forth, crucified among you?

This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh?
Have ye suffered so many things in vain? if it be yet in vain.

He therefore that ministereth to you the Spirit, and worketh miracles among you, doeth he it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?

Mar1:8
Joh6:63
2Pe3:1-18 But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour
---TheSeg on 3/22/11


//James L nobody's "gospel" ever uncluded baptism.//
1 Cor 1:17 For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel:(Paul's Gospel 1Cor 15:1-4)

//Acts 2:38 was addressed to believers //
Acts 2:36Therefore let ALL THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL KNOW...
Acts 2:41 Then THEY that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.
Were there only 3000 Jews there,that felt guilty about killing their messiah?
---michael_e on 3/21/11


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michael e,
nobody's "gospel" ever uncluded baptism.

Acts 2:38 was addressed to believers
---James_L on 3/21/11


One baptism required for the Church, the body of Christ(1Cor. 12:13, Ephn 4:5)
since Christ sent Paul to preach the gospel, and not to baptize, then the gospel which Paul preached did not require water baptism. Otherwise, Paul could not have made a pointed distinction between baptism and the gospel he preached. And since Paul was not sent to baptize, then he was not under the instructions that the Lord gave to the other apostles (Mt.28:19-20, Mk.16:16), which did require water baptism "for the remission of sins" (Acts 2:38).
---michael_e on 3/21/11


For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect.

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved it is the power of God.

For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.

Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?


For the Jews require a sign, and the Greeks seek after wisdom:

Amen Tony! But it's not mine, its Gods
Everything is only from God.
Peace!
---TheSeg on 3/19/11


I think you're one baptism is fine. Baptism is about God's promise to believers and their children, it's not what we do for God, but what He does for us, just as circumcision was in the old testament. God's covenant, that God made with Abraham, is the same covenant believers are in today. People make a big deal about immersion, but I don't think you can find anyone who went under the water in the bible. God's promise is being fulfilled in you.
---Tony on 3/19/11


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Act 7:48 Howbeit the most High dwelleth not in temples made with hands, as saith the prophet,
Act 7:49 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will ye build me? saith the Lord: or what is the place of my rest?
Act 7:50 Hath not my hand made all these things?

You read the next line!
---TheSeg on 3/19/11


Then we need a rewrite of Eph 4:5-6:
There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling, One Lord, one faith, (TWO) baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

John clearly said, like this and more:
I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:

Seem like you believe if the father draws you, you wont repent?

Maybe you havent answer this question from yourself.
The baptism of John, whence was it? from heaven, or of men?
---TheSeg on 3/18/11


1.Did you ever wonder why Jesus was water baptised at about 30 rather rhan 12?

2. Why was Jesus baptised at all
---michael_e on 3/18/11


"So yes you should get baptized by immersion. Like the early church fathers taught.
---Samuel on 3/14/11"

Exactly. Likewise, you should baptized Infants. Like the early church fathers taught.

In IC.Xc.,
---Ignatius on 3/16/11


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If I had infants and children to raise, they all would be baptized according to the commandment, and not one of them would be left unbaptized.
---Eloy on 3/15/11


The Bible records that JESUS said make disciples and then baptize them. This is what is called believers baptism. So yes you should get baptized by immersion. Like the early church fathers taught.
---Samuel on 3/14/11


Blogger9211-- I'll concede that in times past, whole families would be baptized upon the conversion of the father, the decision maker for the family.
Is That still done? Why not?

Who was the founder of the "Protestant Church"? Luther? Zwingli? John Calvin or John Knox? Did they agree with one another? Where was this "Protestant Church" that gave them their "authority"?

I was mildy "insulted"and bemused, by your statement that I " would have been drowned or burn at the stake and many Anabaptist women were and it was quite just and proper." Whew, thank God I'm not an anabaptist! If that was "just and proper" treatment of heretics, why is it not done today?
---Donna66 on 3/14/11


blogger9211 sory lad but to mention that ANABAPISTS where heretic because the protestants condemned them is to say that the protestants are heretics because the RCC condemned them, and is to say that the RCC is heretic because the orthodox condemned them, and is to say that the "sect of Jesus the nazarean" was heretic because the Phariseans condemned them who are heretic because...
PS due to place i have left out every other heresy named by its predecesor.
---andy3996 on 3/14/11


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The problem with manmade doctrines is that sometimes they are right and they agree with the scripture, but sometimes they are wrong and they disagree with the scripture. When baptism started, whole families including the children got baptized, and not only the adults in the family. God commands ALL to get baptized, and not once did he command man to exclude the infants and children. You only need to know that baptism is following "God's" work, and you can offer no thing to his work except to comply: then he does his supernatural translating of yourself from earth's family into the Lamb's Book of Life into his kingdom's family. Let's get back to the Holy Bible people, and let's get back to the truth.
---Eloy on 3/14/11


\\Blogger9211.// The Protestant reformers expelled the Anabaptist for Heresy from Christian Protestantism forever.//
The Protestant reformers had no authority to banish anybody from anything...forever! Furthermore, it didn't work! .\\

That's like arguing whether 2 + 2 = 5, or 2 + 2 = 6.

Both are wrong.

\\Most of protestant Christianity practices "believers baptism", not infant baptism\\

That remains to be seen.
---Cluny on 3/13/11


Yes!. It may be worth your while Speaking to a Godfearing pastor & going on a Baptism course so you fully understand Baptism. Believe & be Baptised! .
Bless you!.
Blessings
Angel x
---Angel_x on 3/13/11


//The Bible says ONE Baptism.//
Referring to the one spiritual baptism that places a believer into the body of Christ, nothing to do with water.
---michael_e on 3/13/11


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Donna66, the Protestant reformers had every right to say what was proper and declare the Anabaptist as heretics because they founded Protestantism. All individual who reject infant baptism are Heretics. Paul even states that Baptism replaces Circumcision and Circumcision was done on the 8th day after birth. In Acts that when a dead of house hold was converted all member of the house hold were baptized including infants, children, his slaves and their families. You can not reject infant baptism and be a Protestant Christian if you reject infant baptism you are a heretic. In the 16th century you would have been drowned or burn at the stake and many Anabaptist women were and it was quite just and proper. Heretics are Reprobate.
---Blogger9211 on 3/13/11


Blogger9211.// The Protestant reformers expelled the Anabaptist for Heresy from Christian Protestantism forever.//
The Protestant reformers had no authority to banish anybody from anything...forever! Furthermore, it didn't work! Most of protestant Christianity practices "believers baptism", not infant baptism.

If you can't support infant baptism using the Bible... you won't convince most protestants. All New Testament baptisms were of adults. If the early church practiced infant baptism, it makes THEM look like the heretics.
---Donna66 on 3/12/11


Blogger9211, hahaha on you! I've been called worse..lol. I should have said, "I was baptized as an infant into the Catholic Religion." Thus when I became Born Again, I was water baptized because Jesus told John the Baptist, "Be it done unto the scriptures so they may be fulfilled." And then I was Holy Ghost Baptized because I wanted EVERYTHING that God wanted me to have and I wanted NOTHING less than God's best for me. Plus Acts 2:38 says so!
---Donna5535 on 3/12/11


Baptism is suposedly a concient act of obedience and yes if you feel that you never really baptised you should by al means ghet baptism, I do agree that if you where baptised young you might concider that as a concient act (6 or more)
---andy3996 on 3/12/11


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Jesus is the Lord. Jesus is the Judge of if your infant baptism was acceptable. Have your parents brought you up with Christian example? And now you can submit to Jesus, for Him to guide you "continually" (Isaiah 58:11) to do what He really wants (John 10:1-5). God bless you (c:

If you get baptized as an adult, this can be confessing Jesus before men. And Jesus does say, "'Therefore whoever confesses Me before men, him I will also confess before My Father who is in heaven.'" (Matthew 10:32) But the "one baptism" is that we all were "baptized into His death", not just into water (c: (Ephesians 4:5, Romans 6:3)
---Bill_willa6989 on 3/11/11


Who does the Bapizing?

God does!

so why then should someone's age make any difference if
.
God is adopting them, giving them forgiveness and the Holy Spirit?

I think it is a very gracious act for God to give Himself(in baptism) yo infants.

Thank you.
.
---Steve_Martin on 3/11/11


You don't state that you are a Christian. Being baptized and confirmed as an infant really does not mean you are a Christian, so you might want to evaluate your salvation experience first. Once you are certain you are a Christian, than consider being baptized by immersion. (Being baptized is an external testimony of your internal decision to be a Christian, if you aren't a Christian, to be baptized means nothing. Age has nothing to do with it. My father was in his late 50's when he was baptized.
---wivv on 3/11/11


Many times this question is put to me after praying with someone. Should I be baptized again? And my answer is always do what your conscience tells you to do either way having followed the directions given the Bible you are now eternally saved.
I also get invited to baptisms of people I have prayed with I always try to go. Pastors sometimes are surprised when the one who is being baptized introduces me as the one who witnessed to them.
---mima on 3/11/11


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I have had pastors asked me what in the world did you do that "John" became saved? I have witnessed to John many times but I never saw any results so I asked you what did you do? Oh very simple I say I asked John did he want to be saved? Some pastors have told me had I not witness this myself I would never have believed it.
Cluny says I want people to think I'm something extra. In reality I want people to think very hard do I have a witness? Obviously these pastors have no witness. A witness that sees no results is no witness!!!
---mima on 3/11/11


That is your own choice whether your conscience is satisfied with your infant baptism, or whether you want to get re-baptized as an adult to be fully persuaded in your own mind regarding your baptism. lit.Gk: "Now baptism saves us, not a putting off of rank skin, but a good conscience up-praying up to God through resurrection of Jesus Christ." 1 Pt.3:21.
---Eloy on 3/11/11


//...i would choose wisely.
---aka on 3/10/11//
very good advice
---michael_e on 3/11/11


Domma66, Donna5535 self admitted on a public forum to two acts of Heresy, Questioning the legitimacy of her Infant Baptism and joining a religious sect that practices Heresy

Gelatins 5: 16-21 state that heretics will not inherit the kingdom of God [The Elect]
Among the definitions of Hersey is the rejection of accepted Christian Doctrine.
Infant Baptism has been accepted Christian Doctrine since the first century CE. Even the Protestant Reformers accepted the legitimacy of Roman Catholic infant baptisms. There were groups known as Anabaptist [Re Baptizers]. The Protestant reformers expelled the Anabaptist for Heresy from Christian Protestantism forever. Sects that has Believers' Only Baptism practices Heresy and are not Protestant.
---Blogger9211 on 3/11/11


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The one baptism spoken of involves power. Acts 1:8,
"But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem." Want to know if you have the Holy Ghost on you? It's a simple matter of checking whether or not you have a witness. For example Donna has the witness but the bloggers who do not have the witness cannot see this and they constantly are belittling and criticizing Donna. Some say the speaking in tongues is not the evidence of having the Holy Ghost but the Bible says, Acts 2:4,"And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance."
---mima on 3/11/11


Agreeing with aka, one of the last things Jesus said "...for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now."
---Rod4Him on 3/11/11


There is only ONE batissm.

I really do not think this means, we can only be baptized once. I think it means there is only one genuine kind of baptism.

but, if there is only one chance in the former sense...

Mat 3:11 "I [John the Baptist] baptize you with water for repentance, but he [Jesus Christ] who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire..."

...i would choose wisely.
---aka on 3/10/11


Acts 19:3 and he said to them, into what then were you baptized? So they said into John's baptism. 4 Then Paul said John indeed baptized with a baptism of repentence, saying to the people they should believe on Him who would come after him, that is , on Christ Jesus. 5 when they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Looks to me they were baptized twice and after the second the Holy Spirit came upon them. They were not I repeat not condemed.
---caughtup on 3/10/11


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Blogger 9211 --Who are you to say that Donna5535 or anybody is NOT of the "elect"? Is it not GOD's"
prerogative to judge? Are you sure you speak for HIM?! (I'm accustomed to this kind of thing from eloy, but I thought better of you.)

She has claimed faith and been a faithful witness to His Grace on these blogs.
1Jo 4:2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God: That would describe Donna5535.
---Donna66 on 3/10/11


Yes

Baptism is a symbol of laying down the old man and being resurrected a new creature.

Ro 6:3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
4 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.
5 For if we have been united together in the likeness of His death, certainly we also shall be in the likeness of His resurrection,
6 knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin.

An infant knows nothing of this.


Paul
---paul on 3/10/11


Blogger ... You condemn Donna for her adult baptism.

Please point to the scriptures that being baptised as an adult, folloowing an uncomprehending infant baptism, is a heresy
---alan8566_of_uk on 3/10/11


With respect to Donna5535 she did what she did of her own volition and her fate is sealed accordantly. God for knew her actions so she was never among the Elect.
---Blogger9211 on 3/10/11


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No. The Bible says ONE Baptism.
---Cluny on 3/10/11

I would have to disagree with this answer, based upon Romans 6.

We follow Christ into baptism as a symbol of our death to the old man and rebirth of the new man.

This is done as a conscience act, this following of Christ into baptism.

How can an infant make this decision of obedience to Christ? It cannot and is therefore not an act of following Christ, but mere symbolism.

When the heart has been turned by repentance, then baptism should follow.
---Mark_Eaton on 3/10/11


\\We receive Him this way, by repenting and being baptized.
---Donna5535 on 3/10/11\\

Why didn't you quote the next verse, Donna? "For this promise is to you AND TO YOUR CHILDREN...."?
---Cluny on 3/10/11


Donna5535. You have correctly quoted the scriptures.

You will notice that they do not say anything about "Baptism in the Holy Spirit" or about "Holy Spirit Baptism"

It talks about receiving the gift of the Holy Spirit ... which is a subsequent gift after baptism.

And lest anyone thinks that the gift of the Holy Spirit is that you talk in tongues, the Bible does not say that is necessary evidence of being born again
---alan8566_of_uk on 3/10/11


And Peter said to them, "Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

alan, this scripture is saying, if you repent, get baptized EVERY ONE OF YOU in the name of Jesus, and THEN you SHALL RECEIVE the Gift of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is a Gift to us from God. He indwells in us. We receive Him this way, by repenting and being baptized.
---Donna5535 on 3/10/11


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Mima & Donna I don't see anything in Act 2:28 about Holy Spitit Baptism, nor "how you get him"

Blogger ... where does it say it is heresy to be baptised twice?
---alan8566_of_uk on 3/10/11


It is suggested that older people (teen & up) get baptised, because children donot understand that type of commitment. We should not deny them access to Jesus but at ages 4,5,6, even 8 they donot understand. I understand this because my 10 yr old son was baptised at age 8 & still doesn't know fully. I would get a full baptisim ,yes.
---candice on 3/10/11


---Blogger9211 please give your opinion about what Donna 5535 has to say in her post about being Holy Spirit baptized as Peter says to do in Acts 2:38.
---mima on 3/10/11


You were baptized as an infant. You are to be baptized only one in your life. If you are re baptized you are committing heresy and excluding yourself from the Kingdom of God.
---Blogger9211 on 3/10/11


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You really need to be baptised again. Baptism is a public declaration that you are believing and following christ. A public declaration in the spirit because you are baptised into Chrit's death. You die together with him & bury the old sinful nature. When you were a Kid you had no old nature, you had no sins to repent of by your mouth, but now you must repent and be baptised otherwise you are just religious.
---E_Chinguwa on 3/10/11


---Adriane I too was infant baptized because I was raised Catholic. When I came out of "the closet" of Catholicism and became Pentecostal, I was water baptized and Holy Spirit baptized as Peter says to do in Acts 2:38. So yes, get both water baptized like Jesus did as an adult and get the Holy Ghost Baptism too. Read in Acts HOW you get Him! You will need Him as Jesus describes His purposes in John Chapters 14, 15 and 16.
---Donna5535 on 3/10/11


No.

The Bible says ONE Baptism.
---Cluny on 3/10/11


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