I have rededicated my life to the Lord, and I want to get baptized again because of that. Will you baptize me?


No. Ephesians 4:5 tells us that there is “one Lord, one faith, one baptism.” This means that we only get baptized once as long as it is done scripturally. We only repeat baptism when it does not qualify as a biblical baptism (see Acts 19:1-5). Baptism is only a symbol of salvation and not of sanctification (which is biblical terminology for rededication). A symbol only has meaning when it is picturing a genuine reality. Baptism is picturing our identification with Christ and His Body; His death, burial, and resurrection; and us dying to the old man and being raised up to live a new life in union with Jesus (Romans 6:3-6). In addition, we may rededicate ourselves to God many times. In fact, we are called to dedicate ourselves to the Lord daily. Which “rededication” should we get baptized for? Each time? A special one that we pick? There is no biblical warrant for this, and we are called to follow Scripture.

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