One Baptism

There are some of us who want to be re-baptized, however, we, as Presbyterians, believe in only one baptism in our life.  This belief is based on Ephesians 4:4-6, There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.”

I recognize this can be difficult for some who do not remember their baptism as an infant.  However, there are many times in worship when believers acknowledge the grace of God continually at work.  As they participate in the celebration of another’s Baptism, as they experience the sustaining nurture of the Lord’s Supper, and as they reaffirm the commitments made at Baptism, they confess their ongoing need of God’s grace and pledge anew their obedience to God’s covenant in Christ.

With the Session’s approval, the Pentecost worship service, May 20, will afford a time to reflect on our individual baptisms with an opportunity to reaffirmation the vows of baptism.  During that time, members will have the opportunity to come to the baptismal font and dip their hands into the water.  This act is in no way a re-baptism but a reflection on what was promised to God and that we are to “live wet” in respect to living as Jesus taught us.  If you have any questions about doing this, please discuss them with me.  “See you at the font!”