Many people have asked me, "Why are you getting baptized again? Didn't you get baptized when you were a teenager?" My answer to them: I know what it means now and it's about time to renew my vows to God publicly.
I was raised in church and I knew the way my entire life. However, when I got baptized the first time I did it out of ritual and not relationship. My family and friends had been baptized so I thought I should do it also. My actions did not mirror a relationship it was just a ceremonial event that would make me "appear" right to others.
Now that I am older I realize that the opinions of others is obsolete when it comes down to my faith. My relationship with GOD is not perfect but solid and this baptism is not based on someone else's relationship with God. This is personal. I thank God for his resurrecting power in my life and this baptism is the perfect way to define it.
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