Question:

Hi. I was on your page and I have a question.

I was baptized again 2.5 years ago because I was baptized for the wrong reasons the first time. ( pleasing others, etc). Before my second baptism, I didn't repent of my sins. I remember thinking, well I'm going to continue in sin afterward, but I need to do this, so maybe God will accept this baptism. I gave the preacher my confession and was baptized. I slid right back into sin just a day or so after. (The same sins as before.)

Does this mean that my baptism would be void in God's eyes? My fear is that He wouldn't accept it on the Day of Judgment? Or am I overthinking things? I want peace, and I want to be sure. Can I just repent now? Or do I need to be immersed again?

Thanks.

Answer:

It sounds to me that you rushed into baptism both times without serious consideration of what you were doing, what you should be becoming, or why it was important. From your description, I would recommend getting baptized again, but this time, I want you to sit down with a preacher and study what being a Christian is all about and what baptism represents. See What Must I Do to be Saved?

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