At what age were you baptized?

@mimatexas (1835)
United States
February 5, 2007 10:54am CST
I am a baptist. I was baptized when I was 21. when were you baptized and what was your experience? I remember my friend told me to wear a white dress, so I borrowed it from her. I felt peace, love and commitment to God.
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• United States
7 Feb 07
I was around 30 when I was baptized. I felt fresh and clean and so very close to the Lord.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
7 Feb 07
That's good to hear. When you feel like that, that means you are under the Lord's care.
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@marciascott (25554)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I was 5 years old when I was baptized. that was a long time ago I will be 52 Feb. 19th.th.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
6 Feb 07
thank you for responding.
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@hopeful28 (1439)
• Singapore
6 Feb 07
As far back as I can remember, I was brought to church ever Sunday by my parents and I am still there. My parents had me baptised as a baby but later when I was in my late teens I made the decision to confirm the baptism - I think I was around 18 to 19 yrs of age then. It was a solemn occasion for me because to me it marked my commitment to Jesus for the rest of my life. I wore my Sunday best and the pastor put his hand in water and sprinkled it on my head, said a prayer. I think it was an awesome experience, the thots and feelings that ran through me then. God bless.
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
6 Feb 07
I feel a lot of peace when I read all these stories about how you got baptized and makes me feel love for you and joy. Wow, God bless you.
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@LittleMel (14055)
• Canada
5 Feb 07
I was 1. My parents took me to Catholic church. I am not into religion anymore. I believe that God exists but humans make mistakes regardless we are religious or not. The church over here is really different from churches in my homeland. The horrible things that the priests did were all on the newspapers. In my country, the worst thing that happened would be that the priests left the church and got married.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
5 Feb 07
In my religion, pastors get married, that's normal. But I know catholic church don't accept marriage in priests. I was baptized when I was a baby in a catholic church but when I grew up I made the decision to baptize myself as an obedience to God since I accepted Jesus as my personal savior.
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@bulutoy2k (176)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
I was baptized when I was a baby. I only got the chance to look for my baptismal though the photos stored by my parents.
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
5 Feb 07
You know, I was also baptized when I was a baby in a Catholic church but when I grew up and knew Jesus in my heart, I made the decision to get baptized again in obedience to him.
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@emquinsat (1059)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
I was baptized when I was 1 month old. That's usually the practice here in our country. I was baptized as a Catholic and although I don't practice much of the religion, I don't have any plans on revoking that religion. Im not a person of religion anyway. As long as I have my personal faith in God, I know I'd go well.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
5 Feb 07
This is true, Having a personal faith in Jesus and believing in him as our personal savior is all it matters. Being baptized is an obedience to God as a result of our belief in him.
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@TerryZ (22083)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I was baptised as a baby at a very young age. So of course I dont remember it. Im glad you felt peace and love to god.
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
5 Feb 07
thank you for responding.
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• Philippines
20 Mar 07
I was baptized when I was three months old.. That was March 28, 1978.. I know the date cos it was my aunt's 18th birthday, and my Papa intentionally scheduled my baptism on that day to save money for the celebration.. And I've been told that my aunt was really upset that time cos I had more guests than her and most of the food were eaten by those who came for my baptism.. What a shrewd brother my father was.. Hehe..
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
20 Mar 07
It looks like it's going to be 29 years ago when you got baptized on March 28. Happy anniversary!
• Philippines
20 Mar 07
Yeah, thanks.. hahaha..
@villageanne (8554)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I was raised to go to chruch all my life but I was not baptized till I had children of my own. It was in Feb 1993. Both my daughters were baptized the next month and my husband was baptized the following year. I felt peace and forgiveness and I knew it was the right thing to do and the right time to do it. I also knew it was the right church. I still feel that same peace. It has made a wonderful difference in my life and I have never regretted it.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
7 Feb 07
That's good to hear. This peace is the peace that just Jesus gives us. You feel you are obedient to God and he blesses us for this decision.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I have been baptized 2 times. The first time I was 46 and it was a very emotional and spiritual experience for me. I truely felt my sins washed away, like I was a new person, and have since been experiencing a new life. It's much more detailed and you can read the whole story on this web page of my site: http://byfaithonly.com/baptism.html I should warn you though I've been doing some reorganizing on the site and noticed just now some of the graphics for the page are missing (not missing totally, I just moved them and didn't make the proper changes) On the list to-do. The second baptism was on the insistance of my then fiance now ex-fiance. His church said my first baptism wasn't "right" and I needed to do it their way. I was "young" then and have since learned much more. I didn't feel the spiritual experience the second time I did with the first.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
5 Feb 07
I read your baptismal story and it's very touching. I am happy for you, the Lord has many ways of letting us know that we need him and he wants the best for us. Being baptized is as an act of obedience. I love Jesus with all my heart and strenght and want to serve him all my life.
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@byfaithonly (10716)
• United States
7 Feb 07
I am just so very thankful to the Lord that He didn't give up on me. I like to put it this way, all my life He was tap tap tapping me on the shoulder. I guess one day He had had enough and smacked up aside of the head with a pillow. He got my attention and I've been doing my best ever since to come closer to Him.
• United States
6 Apr 07
I wasn't baptized until I was 18. I'm also Baptist and believe you are not baptized until you are old enough to know what you are doing and what it symbolizes. I went to church camp that summer and asked Jesus into my heart and made a promise to live my life for him. When I got home, our church celebrated this fact (along with some other teens who had made the same decision). Then the pastor came to talk to me and we discussed the next step of being baptized in the church and why it was important within my faith. So I was baptized and it was beautiful and loving and I'm so glad I was able to be baptized by that pastor because he was one of the most wonderful people I knew and he shaped my life so much during that time. He has since passed away and I miss him and his guidance dearly. My husband is Catholic and when my son was young, he wanted to baptize him in the Catholic church. I allowed him to do it but I will allow my son to be baptized in my church when he is ready.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
7 Apr 07
I know how you feel. I have a son who is not baptized yet, he is going to be 15 on April 28th. But whenever he is ready he is going to be baptized in my church too. God bless you!
@whacks (774)
• Philippines
20 Mar 07
I was baptized in the Roman Catholic Church when I was a baby with a godfather and a godmother but when I was taught of God, I was baptized into Christ when I was 15 years old, still young for some people, but the Lord Jesus was already discussing in the temple when He was 12 years old.
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Me, too, my parents baptized me when I was a baby but when I was 21 years old, I decided to follow Jesus and made my own decision to baptize myself on May of 1980.
@peavey (16866)
• United States
18 Mar 07
I was baptized 32 years ago, a year after I had accepted Jesus for real. I grew up in (and sometimes out of) a pentecostal church, but had never really known God until then. I will never forget it.
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
20 Mar 07
That's good that you remember when you were baptized. I know I was baptized in May of 1980 but I don't remember exactly what day.
• India
7 Feb 07
I got baptized when i was so young that is I was only 1.6 years old then. So I dont remember anything. Some some fun happened during the baptism of my sisters kid. He caught Father's mustache and the candle. He was only one year old then.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
7 Feb 07
Poor daddy! The good thing is that mustaches grow. Did he get burned?
@rainbow (6763)
7 Feb 07
I was a few months old. My olders son was about 7 months and my younger son still hasn't been done yet, he's 3.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
7 Feb 07
Is it because you want to wait until he makes his own decision?
@uhevelyn (219)
• Japan
7 Feb 07
i am a baptist too.I'm baptized when i was 18 years old.
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
7 Feb 07
It's nice to hear from someone that is a baptist, too. God bless you.
• United States
7 Feb 07
I was 15 when I got baptized. A couple of friends of mine got baptized the same night with me. It was such a wonderful experience. I felt such love and joy. I felt as though a tremendous weight had been lifted off of my back.
@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
7 Feb 07
How wonderful to hear you. God bless you.
@Gwapako_28 (2142)
• Philippines
7 Feb 07
My mother baptized me when i was still a baby!Maybe a months after i was born!My kids too,i let them baptized like they are four months old!
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@mimatexas (1835)
• United States
7 Feb 07
Thank you for responding.
• United States
20 Mar 07
I was baptised after I rededicated my life when I was 13 yrs old. I did it at a summer camp, the summer before my 8th grade year.
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• United States
14 Dec 10
I was baptized when I was eight years old. I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We believe that a child is not accountable for sins prior to the age of 8. However, I understand why many faiths elect to baptize (or christen, etc.) earlier. Baptism is an important ordinance. I own a boutique store, and I sell baptism dresses for older girls (http://mayleesboutique.com/lds-baptism-dresses-c-19) as well as christening gowns (http://mayleesboutique.com/christening-gowns-c-15) for younger girls.