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When To Be Baptised

When should a person be baptised, and why?

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When you are ready to publicly declare that Jesus is your saviour. Why? Out of obedience to Him.
---Madison1101 on 4/15/08

A person should be baptised when God calls them to be(even if seems like ours/or otherwise a human's decision,it's God's decision).A person should be baptised cuz God called them to be baptised.People baptised as infants who choose not to be baptised again,do so out of obedience&faith that there's only ONE baptism(Eph4:4-6).Baptism by water&bySpirit are part of ONE baptism that's not complete unless both happen(according to Biblical examples).
---Sheila on 3/25/07

John baptised Jesus, who never sinned. Thus His baptism was not one of repentance. For Jesus it was just the [Right] thing to do. And He did it as a model for us.
---catherine on 3/16/07

a person should be baptized as a light.letting the world know that they are following jesus.they believe on him and recieve his word
---carol on 2/28/07

Rickey - If a person does not repent then they are not saved. Repentance happens when a person turns to the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness.
---Helen_5378 on 2/28/07

What I am saying is that a person couldn't confess all of their sins if they wanted to. That's why God doesn't require it. As a matter of fact, He has already placed them on Jesus. Romans 10:9-10 gives instructions on salvation; at least the 1st part of it.

2. Salvation in the present tense lines up with (Philippians 2:12)

3. Our future salvation is eternity with the Father.
---Rickey on 2/27/07

Rickey, I believe your right about the two baptisms. I have experienced both.
---Pete on 2/27/07

Acts 2;38 wasn't referring to the church. Water baptism isn't a requirement for repentanc & repentance isn't a requirement for salvation.(Romans 10:9-10) I'm not saying that a person can live a sinful life, but I am saying that a person isn't required to "repent" or confess their sins in order to get saved.

The baptism in water & the baptism the Spirit are 2-different baptisms. Water baptism is done by man. Holy Spirit baptism is done by Jesus.(Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16]
---Rickey on 2/27/07

Water baptized? or Holy Spirit Baptized according to Acts 2:38? As soon as you are born again, get both. Ask your Pastor to Water Baptize you and Holy Ghost Baptize you according to Acts 2:38. "You shall receive Power WHEN the Holy Ghost comes upon you." Per Jesus.
WHY? Because the bible tells us to. "Repent, be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins so that you may receive the GIFT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT. (this is the Baptism of the Holy Spirit).
---donna6598 on 2/27/07

If your baptized as a baby, this only defeats the whole purpose. Baptism is a conscience confession of your faith and a reaffirming commitment to continue in it. Jesus was 30 years old when He was baptised.
Someone else cannot decide for you to be baptized, just like someone else cannot commute your salvation. It has to be done on a personal basis. We, and only we, have to make these decisions.
I was baptized when I was an infant, but it was just a useless ritual.
At 37, I got baptized.
---Walt on 2/26/07

Get baptised when u hve learned,understood and agreed with the truth and have faith in it, has totally accepted Christ in your life..and has agreed with the doctrine of the church u want 2b baptised in...tht it b the doctrine of the bible. U make the decision ourself
---jana on 2/26/07

For myself, I felt a stirring inside of me, that it was time. Ofcourse the stirring was the person of the Holy Spirit. Made me want to do it.Within one month I was baptised.
---catherine on 2/24/07

As soon as they become born again. Why: to show good favor toward God. Jesus got baptised so why shouldn't we?
---Rebecca_D on 2/24/07

At what age was Jesus baptized? Why wasn't He baptized at a very young age?
He was circumsized at a very young age, why not this?

I want to see how you Catholics out there can attempt to explain this one, and how many different stories you come up with.

No offence to Catholics personally, but I know I will be accused of offending you anyway.
---Larry on 2/24/07

As soon after birth as practically possible.
---notlaw99 on 2/24/07

The N.T. teaches the baptism of repentance. By example, most of the people who we see saved are baptized on the same day or within a couple of days.
---john on 2/24/07

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