Baptism

@sharone74 (4839)
United States
May 30, 2009 10:58am CST
Were you baptised before or after your adulthood? Into what faith? Do you still practice that religion or have you embraced another faith since you were baptized? Last question, if you have changed faiths does it matter to either the church you belong to or the church that you were baptized under what faith you were saved or baptized into? Do you have to do it again if you switch?
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@rosekiss (30151)
• Eugene, Oregon
1 Jun 09
I was born and raised a Lutheran and in 1975, I was baptized a Seventh Day Adventist, and I have not regretted my decision whatsoever. I saw things in the Lutheran church that I didn't like so when my ex and I went to evangelistic meetings in 1975, we liked what we heard, so we were baptized together. I will remain a seventh day adventist until I die or until Jesus comes back, which ever comes first. Have a great day, and happy mylotting.
@KrauseHome (33387)
• United States
1 Jun 09
Well, I was raised Mormon, and attended that Church until I was late teens. I was even baptized in that Church but due to issues with questioning some things, I ended up doing some things they did not approve of, and ended up looking for a church I felt more comfortable in. Plus I started questioning some of their beliefs as well. So then I was baptized at 22 in a United Pentecostal Church, and have been going there ever since. This has been the Best choice for me even when I have not always done like I should. For me, I think it is always a matter of choice, and then you should go from there. I feel you need to always be Happy with who you are but still need a God in your life as well.
@marguicha (81926)
• Chile
1 Jun 09
I was baptized in the Catholic faith because that was was was expected from my parents. But they were not people of faith. I only go to church for social occations now. A couple of times I have gone to be quit and have a place to think. I believe in the power of prayer, but I donĀ“tr think there is a "true" God and a "false" one
• United States
31 May 09
I was baptized as a baby into the Catholic Community, and I confirmed my beliefs in the Catholic Religion when I was 17 thru what we call the Sacrament of Confirmation. Yes, I do still practice my faith in a Catholic Church, however, I also have no problem calling the Methodists, Baptists, Lutherans, Episcopalians, my brothers, because we are all of the Christian Faith. If you leave one of one of these churches (Methodists, baptists, Lutherans, Episcopalians) to join the Catholic Church, you don't have to be baptized again, because the Catholic Church recognizes their Trinitarium Baptism (Christian baptism). However, there are other religions out there that are not Christian religions (although they might think they are) - Adventists, Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, Jesus Christ latter day saints....if they joined the Catholic Church, they would have to learn what we believe in as Christians and be baptized again, to be part of the Catholic Community.
@coolcoder (2022)
• United States
31 May 09
I was baptised into the Methodist church when I was about a year-and-a-half old. When I was 19, I drifted away from any sort of church--I didn't give up my faith in God, I just had no church that I felt comfortable in. I did convert to the Catholic church and was received into the Church when I was 21. I didn't have to be re-baptized because the Methodist church baptizes with the Trinitarian formula (In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit), which is what the Catholic church uses.