Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Baptism, Twice? What Does The Bible Say About This?

Baptizing a Disciple of Christ again, why?

After a Disciple of Christ (Baptized with the Holy Spirit) leaves the church, where is it in the Bible where they have to be baptized again to be a part of the church?  

Ephesians 4 (KJV)
4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.

ONE BAPTISM....ONCE YOU ARE BAPTIZED (Paul is speaking to adults and you are held accountable for your sins as an adult) YOU ARE A CHRISTIAN FOR LIFE....(Unless you sell your soul) ~ Karmen

Galatians 6 (KJV)
1 Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness (gentleness); considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
2 Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ.

3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself. 4 But let every man prove his own work, and then shall he have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. 5 For every man shall bear his own burden.  

Hebrews 6 (KJV)
4 For it is impossible for those who were once enlightened, and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Ghost,
5 And have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, 6 If they shall fall away, to renew them again unto repentance; seeing they crucify to themselves the Son of God afresh, and put him to an open shame.

Humbling....Thank You God for your continued grace, mercy and compassion ~ Karmen  

10 For God is not unrighteous to forget your work and labour of love, which ye have shewed toward his name, in that ye have ministered to the saints, and do minister. 11 And we desire that every one of you do shew the same diligence to the full assurance of hope unto the end:

The scriptures say when you baptize a Disciple of Christ again, you are crucifyig Jesus again.  Sin is sin, so why do we measure each others sin? God doesn't.  ~ Karmen

Revelation 22 (KJV)
18 For I testify unto every man that heareth the words of the prophecy of this book, If any man shall add unto these things, God shall add unto him the plagues that are written in this book:
19 And if any man shall take away from the words of the book of this prophecy, God shall take away his part out of the book of life, and out of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

Be careful not to add to or take away from the Bible. It is forbidden and this is why we have denominations in the Christian faith. ~ Karmen

Ecclesiastes 12 (KJV)
11 The words of the wise are as goads (a spiked stick used for driving cattle.), and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies, which are given from one shepherd.
12 And further, by these, my son, be admonished (warn or reprimand someone firmly.): of making many books there is no end; and much study is a weariness of the flesh. 

James 5 (KJV)
19 Brethren, if any of you do err from the truth, and one convert him;
20 Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.

Just exposing how churches are denominated without even knowing it.  It's not biblical, in fact Paul talks about how re-baptizing is like crucifying Jesus all over again.

Why do we not challenge or questions those in authority?  ~ Karmen


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