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Is re-baptism necessary?

Submitted: 3/2/2008
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Question: If a person has obeyed acts 2:38 and backslides away from the Lord for a number of years, is it necessary to be re-baptized in Jesus name and/or can a re-baptism be performed for good conscience sake?

Answer: No, we believe that re-baptism is not necessary and in general should not be done. It implies that a person can be born again, can die, and can then be born again again. The exception would be if a person is uncertain as to the validity of their baptism. But if the baptizer is known and there is confidence that the person was properly baptized, then their is no reason for re-baptism. All that is needed is genuine repentance, humility, and sincere commitment to serving the Lord.