- J. Darling
Singehttp://img.photobucket.com/albums/v244/JDarling/Headshots/Picture001.jpgr, Songwriter, Author for Celebr
As pointed out earlier not everyone has that cataclysmic moment where they know for sure they accepted Christ.
For me I always knew there was Jesus Christ but I never fully understood. I went to multiple churches growing up. Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist. When I was in high school I wanted to be baptized and picked Catholic since everyone in Chicago seemed to be catholic and I didn't know the difference between the denominations. After my mom died in 1994, I was 37 years old I went on this search go find a church to go to. I'd had this desire for a few years to go back to church but didn't want the catholic church. I wanted the bible stories I heard when I was little. A co-worker mentioned that I should call an ex co-worker who was going to a bible study at her father's. I called and we went that night. All I know is I was touched that night and I wanted more. I didn't say "I accept Christ" I didn't say the sinner's prayer. I just knew. So I can't say I accepted Christ but I can tell you when I became a Christian. It's like it was always there in the shadows but suddenly it came into the light and was alive in me.
I was baptized in 2001 as a believer. Like your boyfriend I don't believe in infant baptism but I also don't believe baptism is a requirement for salvation. It's an outward sign of your faith and relationship and being baptized as an infant you're not able to make that decision yet. I argue with anyone who insists baptism is a requirement for grace and salvation to look at the thief on the cross. When he admitted Jesus was The Christ, Jesus told him "today you will be with me in paradise" He didn't tell him, go down and be baptized and then you can join me in paradise. That wasn't a requirement then and it's not a requirement now.
I'll get off my soapbox now.
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So glad you have wonderful Christian sisters around you.