Why Don’t Reformed Churches Rebaptize People?

(This is a re-post from June 2013.) Confessional Reformed/Presbyterian churches don’t rebaptize a Christian who comes from another church to join theirs.  The Westminster Confession of Faith (28:7) says “the sacrament of baptism is but once to be administered to any person.”  For example, if a person was baptized in a Roman Catholic, Methodist, Brethren, or Baptist… Continue reading Why Don’t Reformed Churches Rebaptize People?

Why Don’t Reformed Churches Rebaptize People?

Confessional Reformed/Presbyterian churches don’t rebaptize a person who comes from another church to join theirs.  The Westminster Confession of Faith (28:7) says “the sacrament of baptism is but once to be administered to any person.”  For example, if a person was baptized in a Roman Catholic, Methodist, Brethren, or Baptist church, he or she would… Continue reading Why Don’t Reformed Churches Rebaptize People?

Why Don’t Reformed Churches Rebaptize People?

(This is a re-post from June, 2013.) Confessional Reformed/Presbyterian churches don’t rebaptize a Christian who comes from another church to join theirs.  The Westminster Confession of Faith (28:7) says “the sacrament of baptism is but once to be administered to any person.”  For example, if a person was baptized in a Roman Catholic, Methodist, Brethren,… Continue reading Why Don’t Reformed Churches Rebaptize People?

Why Baptism?

Though I do not fully agree with Luther on all his baptismal views, this one is outstandingly God-centered - it is still wrestling me around the room as I type. "We are baptized[;] not because we are certain of our faith but because it is the command and will of God.  For even if I… Continue reading Why Baptism?