Do I need to be rebaptized if I was baptized unbiblically the first time?


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Shea S. Michael Houdmann Supporter Got Questions Ministries
The Bible is very clear about baptism. There are two points we all need to understand. (1) Baptism is to take place after a person has received Jesus Christ as Savior, trusting in Him alone for sal...

July 01 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

Doktor D W Supporter
No. Immersion in water is not a requirement before or after receiving Jesus as Savior. If you were baptized in a form other than by immersion, it makes no difference, since baptism is not required. 

If you want to be re-baptized by immersion, then by all means, do so. Just don't think that you are doing it in order to be saved or to keep you from becoming lost. 


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Stringio Vincent Mercado Supporter Skeptic turned believer, Catholic, father of 3
Each of the seven sacraments have different effects:

1. Baptism brings you into Christ's family.
2. Eucharist feeds you with Christ himself.
3. Confirmation sends you out as an apostle to the world.
4. Marriage places you in a covenant with your spouse.
5. Holy Orders places you in covenant with God.
6. Confession gets your sins forgiven.
7. Last Rites prepares you for death.

If a person is already baptized, then a second baptism is unnecessary, since he is already in Christ's family. 

The question should be "Is my baptism valid?"

Speaking for Catholics, we have guidelines for a baptism to be valid:

1. The recipient is unbaptized.
2. The minister uses water.
3. The minister speaks the words "I baptize you in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit".
4. Baptism can be pouring, sprinkling or immersion.
5. The minister has the intent of baptizing the recipient.

October 19 2013 0 responses Vote Up Share Report

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