I was christened as a baby, but when I made a serious commitment to Christ, I decided to get rebaptized by immersion.
As Pamela commented on a previous post, salvation consists of hearing the gospel, coming to faith in Jesus, repentance, and baptism.
Acts 19: 3-5 says this about Paul's encounter with some new believers in Ephesus (note that they are called "believers"):
“Then what baptism did you experience?” he asked.
And they replied, “The baptism of John.”
Paul said, “John’s baptism called for repentance from sin. But John himself told the people to believe in the one who would come later, meaning Jesus.”
As soon as they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
Do believers in your church say, “I don't need to get baptized––I was baptized as an infant.” Should we become more active in encouraging them to get baptized again?
What do you think?