According to Matthew 3:13-17 Jesus was fully immersed in water when being baptized by John the Baptist. We follow this example in baptism of each one that chooses to be baptized.
Do l have be baptized again, if l was baptized as a child?
As the first command of the Christian life, being baptized is the action whereby we publically share our faith and signify our unity with Christ in His death and resurrection. We encourage you to take this step of basic obedience very seriously, whether or not you were baptized as a child. It is worth taking the time to talk this through carefully with a trusted friend or leader.
If l was baptized before, but I fell like need to be baptized again, can l be?
Being baptized is the first step of the Christian life. It’s not something we earn the right to do or something reserved for people who have attained some sort of higher spiritual level. It is also not something that people do again and again to try to repair the relationship between themselves and God. Some people may have previously been baptized in a tradition that teaches full immersion believers baptism; however, they might have taken the step because they somehow felt pressured, or for reasons other than their trust and hope in Christ. If that’s the case and you’re considering being baptized again, take the time to talk through your decision with a trusted friend or leader.
Do l have to tell my story?
Baptism is a very special opportunity to share our journey to faith with our friends, family and community. It’s important that we affirm that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. It’s also a great opportunity to explain how Christ has impacted our lives so much that we’re taking this step of obedience and being baptized. However, there is no rule anywhere that says you have to share your testimony then and there.