Is There Ever A Justification For Being Re-Baptized?
The CNN Belief Blog will occasionally share the spiritual journeys of others and begins with this one from Jascinth Hall, a 26-year-old wife and mother of three who was baptized - along with 109 others - on Saturday, May 8, at Berean Seventh-day Adventist Church in Atlanta, Georgia....From reading the article I don't believe Ms. Hall understand Scriptural baptism:
"Re-baptism is a common thing in the church. As a teenager, even as an adult, I’ve made bad decisions. I’ve sinned. I wanted to just give my life completely over to Christ again and say, “Lord I know I’ve made mistakes. But I know that you forgive me for my sins.... I know that you’ll take my life and make it worth something - make it of some value.”I was raise to believe genuine baptism is needed only one time in a person’s life.... Once a person has been baptized, according to the full complement of scriptural instructions, he or she never has the need to repeat this “new birth” process ( John 3:3-5)...Also after a person has entered the family of Christ through baptism (1 Corinthians 12:13; cf. Galatians 3:26-27), he or she is a part of the church, the household of God (1 Timothy 3:15; cf. Ephesians 2:19-22). The new Christian thus has access to all of the spiritual benefits of the “in Christ” relationship (Ephesians 1:3). As a son or daughter of God, within that sacred environment, the Christian petitions the heavenly Father for his or her personal needs by means of prayer (see Acts 8:22,24; cf. James 5:16), including forgiveness for sins as a child who will err (cf. 1 John 1:8; 2:1).I do believe there's a time to be re- baptized:
If you were sprinkled.
If you were baptized as an infants.
If you were baptized believing you were already saved and you were not.