Just wondering from your own experiences, how does it feel for all of you to be baptized in your church?
I know for me, I felt so different. It also felt so good to have all my sins washed away, and to have the spirit with me. Being baptized into the church I belong too, was so touching that I no longer was the non practicing Lutheran that I was.
I had people that witnessed the whole baptism. The next day, I was confirmed a member of the church I belong too. This was back in December of 2006. If you would like, I'd love to read different experiences with your baptisms. How did it make you feel?
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How it felt?
Well, for me I remember a peace & like you said, knowing that my sins were washed away(which is what baptism represents) In Romans it says," We are buried in Christ though baptism and come up a new creation"
I also thouigh remember having more of a inner struggle with a lot of different issues and I believe it was Satan now testing me and trying to make me fail as a new Christian. Before he already had me, he didnt have to try too hard, but NOW I belonged to Christ and Satan was going to throw whatever he could to get me back. BUT Hold Fast as Scripture says, He will NEVER leave nor forsake you! What a wonderful and loving Father we have!! :)
For me, it wasn't as monumental. I was baptized as a baby, and raised in the church, so I have always had a feeling of belonging. When I was... thirteen? I decided to be re- baptized. I believe baptism to be a decision that should be made on your own, so I chose to confess my love for Christ again in front of my church. I don't think that baptism officially washes your sins away, but is instead a symbol to your peers that you love God and are a Christian. Since I was already saved and a Christian, it was reassuring, but not life transforming. That's my little bit on baptism.
I grew up in the Lutheran faith and am not a Lutheran now. As a baby my parents had me babtised(sprinkled) ..I am non denominational(a Christian ONLY) and was baptised(by emersion)by my choosing when I decided I wanted to follow Christ and give my life to Him...I wasn't baptised INTO a church, I was baptised to be a member of the church (does that make sense?) We as Christians ARE the church...we don't Go to church, we ARE the church, the body of Christ.
only the most beautiful feeling in the world.