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Baptism rebirth by the Spirit

Updated on May 7, 2011

Baptism of Jesus

A depiction of John baptising Jesus in the Jordan.
A depiction of John baptising Jesus in the Jordan.

I'm going to do my first hub on baptism as I'm being baptised tomorrow. I have been a Christian for about 18 months and can honestly say I feel born anew in Christ each day. I feel emmersed in the Spirit at all times. I know that God had called me to be baptised at this time and feel a real sense of joy to be doing so.

Despite this joy, I am a bit saddened that my family and friends won't be coming along. However, it seems to me that they truly have no understanding of the meaning of baptism at all. Does the world even know in basic terms what baptism symbolises? From conversations with many people who aren't Christians I have come to think not.

It is so common still (compared to other Christian traditions) for a child to be baptised whether or not the parents are believers. Many timespeople have spoken to me of their own baptism or a child/ grandchilds- and they seems to have no emotional or spiritual link to the meaning of it at all.

This reminds me of a recent online campaign I was invited to join entitled 'Keep Christ in Christmas'. At what point did Christ come out of Christmas? He hasn't, but the world has removed Him by force! Given this, is it any surprise that there is no Holy Spirit in the practice which symbolises batism by the Spirit?


What does baptism mean to the world??


I would be really interested in any opinions people have, especially if there could be a mix of Christians and people who aren't. I would appreciate a wider scoped understanding of this.


Grace and peace to you all,

Your sister


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      gracefaith 

      8 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank- you CS,

      That the believers baptism is not sought after by the world frequently is an encouragement of God's authenticity to me.

      Indeed, I am growing in the Lord daily and basking in His Graciousness. I am confident that He will complete the work he has Begun in me!

      Grace and peace to you sister,

      Fiona :)

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      coffeesnob 

      8 years ago

      gracefaith,

      Certainly some time has passed since writing this but I wanted to praise God with you. baptism is not sought after by the world...because it is not understood. As an act of obedience and faith in the Lord we follow him in Baptsim. I remeber my own and how wonderfully special it was. I pray your walk with the Lord is growing and changing you day by day.

      CS

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      Aiysha Jebali 

      8 years ago from UK

      Hiya Fiona. I totally agree with you by the way. It is the same when people have a Church wedding but have no intensions of attending a Church. It is a shame that all they see is the commercial side of things. To get dressed up, have nice photos, "wet the baby's head" and whatever other motives they may have, but it is a shame that often: Christ is not one of them. I would suggest that you post this as a forum on here because you will get a lot more feedback and discussions. Rather than, just your followers :)

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