Is it a sin to get rebaptized? I was baptized as an infant but im a christian now and i wanna get baptized again.

Is it a sin to get rebaptized? I was baptized as an infant but im a christian now and i wanna get baptized again.

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  1. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    no real priest will baptizze you again. its done once thats it

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lol, lolmao even. Baptists, pentecostals, engalicals and the like all do this

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        >real priest

  2. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Depends how, OP. If you were baptised into a church which accepts the Nicene Creed then you were baptised in the name of the Trinity. It probably had apostolic-succession as well if it were Chalcedonian.
    If you were baptised as a Mormon or Unitarian than your baptism didn't count. Same for JW.
    Baptists, I am unsure about. IIRC they don't believe in Apostolic Succession and think Constantine was a heretic (which he was). Some hold to the original creed of Nicaea which is a little different than the creed most churches use, which probably came from Theodosius I.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Baptist churches would see any believer's baptism as legitimate as long as it was done by a trinity believing church except for a few like Primitive Baptists who believe they're the one true church and would require rebaptism regardless. Infant baptism is trickier and I imagine it depends on the congregation.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Constantine was a heretic (which he was)
      based history understander, Constantine and his sons loved the Arians

  3. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Baptism is mostly a ceremonial thing, the most important thing is that you hold Christ and his teachings in your heart. Now if you wanna get rebaptised again I don't see why it would be sinful, John the Baptist regularly baptized the same people in order to ritually cleanse their sins

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Remember that John was making a point about the Temple miqveh being invalid.

  4. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    what denomination?
    same denomination baptism?

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      Lutheran

  5. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you got baptized as a child it means you get confirmed as an adult

  6. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I was baptized as an infant
    Then you were never baptized. You were just a wet angry baby. Baptism has the prerequisite of a broken and contrite heart, crying out for mercy to God in repentance of all your sin, and then being given a new heart. You crucify the old man, and become a new one. Then you get baptized.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      That isn't in the Bible

  7. 9 months ago
    Dirk

    Yes

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      >dirkpoast
      tl;dr

  8. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >God won't admit you into heaven if you don't dunk your head under water
    Why does anyone believe such moronic shit? An all-knowing all-powerful God wouldn't care about something so fricking idiotic.

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      no such notion.
      it's a sacrament that should be done, but God won't bar you like some sort of bureaucrat ticking a list if your circumstances didn't allow it.

      as for the reason, it is a cleansing of sin, a surrender unto God of self, by which we are marked as Christians.
      a metaphorical death to the world and ressurection into God's will.

      like circumcision was a sign of an inward change of heart in the Abrahamic covenant, so is, along with its cleansing of sin, baptism a show of a surrender unto God.

  9. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    It is a sin to be baptized again UNLESS your first baptism was faulty example water didn't hit your head or if it was non-Trinitarian.

    If you are unsure you can have a conditional baptism instead iirc.

  10. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I believe in ONE baptism for the remission of sins
    Right there in the Nicene Creed

  11. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ephesians 4:4-8
    4 There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

  12. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Yes rebaptism is a sin. If youre reconverting to the same denomination dont do it. Just do communion and youll feel like youre apart of it all again. Non-protestants have chrismation which is similar to baptism but isnt the full ritual for entering their churches but not everyone does that

  13. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    Speaking broadly, there are a variety of approaches that have been taken to this subject. There are some groups that are more restrictive than others about this, and so baptism comes to be a defining feature of what a church believes because everyone has to take a stand one way or another on this issue.

    Speaking from personal experience and in study of what the Biblical view is, baptism is one of the marks of the church, one of the two ordinances. Along with the communion of the Lord's supper, it's something the church has always done correctly, doing it the Scriptural way as it was instituted in the Gospel and reiterated throughout the New Testament, while outside sectarians have messed it up. And they've done so in one or more various ways, themselves not being quite sure or agreed between themselves on how to do it themselves.

    One core principle that is the most clear is that true baptism is something that only happens once. Hence, you have plenty of Scriptural passages that mention the fact that one baptism is shared by all the churches. Very few people who claim to practice baptism seem to deviate from this view, other than really weird non-trinitarian and groups like that, such as Mormons, which don't even recognize the Triune God. It's also generally understood on the basis of 1 Corinthians 12:13 that true baptism is the method of a person to join the church. However on this point, various sects have a difference of views regarding church polity that plays into this as well. One's view of baptism necessarily reflects on one's view of church polity because of the above connection. (1/2)

    • 9 months ago
      Anonymous

      The main dividing issue though is on whether the church, we ourselves, are supposed to baptize people on account of them gladly receiving the word, and on profession of their faith in Jesus Christ or not. See Acts 18:8, Acts 8:37, or Acts 16:33-34 for example. Also especially Acts 2:41-42. More examples of the biblical order of belief coming first. Most sects get this wrong, wherein that they hold that if you dip someone in water, or even just sprinkle some, then that is a baptism in the Biblical sense as the Lord instituted. However, there is no Biblical passage to establish that practice.

      From this deviation, many distinct erroneous doctrines arise. In particular, the idea that churches consist of entire nations of people, regardless of their beliefs is one erroneous doctrine. This is in contrast to the Biblical account in which the church is a called out assembly by God, and called to be separate from the doings of the world.

      Another idea which arises from this deviation is that, instead of baptism being the act of a good conscience toward God (see 1 Peter 3:21) it is instead something that causes a person to be saved. This is called baptismal regeneration. It is basically the same thing as thinking that, if you give someone a birthday gift, that your act of giving a gift will therefore turn this day into their birthday. It is like thinking you can cause a birthday to occur simply by doing something characteristic of birthdays, like maybe buying a birthday cake and lighting some candles. In essence, baptism to these sectarians becomes the act that brings salvation, rather than being the response of someone (a believer) who is already saved, very similar to other good works that they participate in. Therefore, a lot of emphasis is placed on the fact that no matter what you do or believe, baptism alone is the deciding factor in salvation. This doesn't account for people like the thief on the cross however, who did not have time to be baptized. (2/3).

      • 9 months ago
        Anonymous

        This other, paedobaptist view essentially turns a very important Biblical ordinance into a superstitious act of going through certain motions. In a bizarre twist however, despite the fact that these other groups, namely the paedobaptist groups, teach that an unbeliever undergoing baptism gives them a salvation (which they can later expend/lose by the way), these groups are also led to the equally bizarre and seemingly opposite conclusion, that anyone can give anyone a baptism. This is also thoroughly unbiblical. Then combine this with non-biblical modes of baptism, this is the way in which the entire biblical ordinance of baptism is reduced to something of a warped mockery of what the apostles did in the New Testament when they baptized believers. It's something honestly that you would expect a satanic group somewhere to implement. However, like the weak and worldly power of satan, this baptism, that is no baptism at all (similar to a false gospel not properly being such), is no hindrance to any believer in Christ. And in history many have been martyred for heeding the call of Christ, which includes them to be baptized, in the past. This is because other groups regarded (incorrectly, I might add) the churches as performing a re-baptism and therefore punishable, through some twisted strain of logic, by death. But even in this, what's interesting to me on that point is how historically this practice of keeping faithfully/Biblically the ordinance of baptism has kept the church firmly separate and pure from the world, and from all of its polluted congregations, all throughout history.

  14. 9 months ago
    Anonymous

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anabaptism

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