Im catholic but i enjoy christian church more…
is it a sin being baptized once again as a born again christian?
Exactly whose name do you wish to be baptized in now? You were baptized in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. There is no need to be re-baptized. That covered it.
It is a sin to reject the baptism you have already received in the Name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Your “enjoyment” of church is irrelevant. Going to Church is supposed to be about YOU worshiping the Lord, and YOU pleasing the Lord, not being pleased yourself.
Haven’t you noticed that in this church you want to go to, there is no Eucharist? That’s the most fascinating part of the Catholic Mass, when Jesus accepts our offering of bread and wine and turns it into His own precious Body and Blood! That’s so amazing! Does this other church have that? I’m guessing they don’t. Most born-again churches think that Jesus can’t or won’t do it.
You don’t need to switch — you need more education.
Apparently you can only be baptized once but the Born Agains will tell you it is OK.
I have to admit that it is much easier to be one of these born again Christians rather than a Catholic Christian. Catholicism requires a hell of a lot more work and responsibility for your soul and there is no licence to sin with immunity and impunity. That idea of being able to get re-baptized, saved and then go out, screw around on my wife, sell dope, look out for number one etc yet still be guarenteed heaven is quite appealing though if Christ really meant what he said about feeding Me when hungry, clothing Me when naked, forgiving your brothers and sisters etc there could be big, unexpected trouble when we meet Him don’t you think?
If you’ve received Baptism as a Catholic, then you have been Born Again in Water and Spirit. Why then do you consider leaving the Church?
John 1:32 – when Jesus was baptized, He was baptized in the water and the Spirit, which descended upon Him in the form of a dove. The Holy Spirit and water are required for baptism. Also, Jesus’ baptism was not the Christian baptism He later instituted. Jesus’ baptism was instead a royal anointing of the Son of David (Jesus) conferred by a Levite (John the Baptist) to reveal Christ to Israel, as it was foreshadowed in 1 Kings 1:39 when the Son of David (Solomon) was anointed by the Levitical priest Zadok. See John 1:31; cf. Matt. 3:16; Mark 1:9; Luke 3:21.
John 3:3,5 – Jesus says, “Truly, truly, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.” When Jesus said “water and the Spirit,” He was referring to baptism (which requires the use of water, and the work of the Spirit).
John 3:22 – after teaching on baptism, John says Jesus and the disciples did what? They went into Judea where the disciples baptized. Jesus’ teaching about being reborn by water and the Spirit is in the context of baptism.
John 4:1 – here is another reference to baptism which naturally flows from Jesus’ baptismal teaching in John 3:3-5.
Acts 8:36 – the eunuch recognizes the necessity of water for his baptism. Water and baptism are never separated in the Scriptures.
Acts 10:47 – Peter says “can anyone forbid water for baptizing these people..?” The Bible always links water and baptism.
Acts 22:16 – Ananias tells Saul, “arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins.” The “washing away” refers to water baptism.
Titus 3:5-6 – Paul writes about the “washing of regeneration,” which is “poured out on us” in reference to water baptism. “Washing” (loutron) generally refers to a ritual washing with water.
Heb. 10:22 – the author is also writing about water baptism in this verse. “Having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water.” Our bodies are washed with pure water in water baptism.
2 Kings 5:14 – Naaman dipped himself seven times in the Jordan, and his flesh was restored like that of a child. This foreshadows the regenerative function of baptism, by water and the Holy Spirit.
Isaiah 44:3 – the Lord pours out His water and His Spirit. Water and the Spirit are linked to baptism. The Bible never separates them.
Ezek. 36:25-27 – the Lord promises He will sprinkle us with water to cleanse us from sin and give us a new heart and spirit. Paul refers to this verse in Heb. 10:22. The teaching of Ezekiel foreshadows the salvific nature of Christian baptism instituted by Jesus and taught in John 3:5, Titus 3:5, 1 Peter 3:21 and Acts 22:16.
You are already a born again christian if you were baptized Catholic.
And why would you leave the only Church Christ founded?
In Christianity, born again means rebirth — namely, spiritual birth into the family of God.
This is contrasted with the first birth everyone experiences in the flesh (physical world).
According to the Spiritual Philosophy,
the term born again means rebirth of your mind by changing the foundation of your faith.
Yes, it is O.K. if you really are a born-again Christian now. Be quite sure that you are though. Don’t be baptised just because you like your new church more than your last one. Make an appointment to see the minister of your new church and have a good chat with him. Tell him how you feel and ask all you want to ask and answer what he asks you. Pray about this and be guided by God.
It’s up to you. But the Catholic Church won’t recognize it.
As a Catholic, you should remain within the Catholic church. If you do decide to go and accept any protestant denomination, it goes against Catholicism.
And you are a Christian if you’re Catholic (and born again if you received Baptism). You reaffirm your faith through your Sacraments.
It seems to me, you should learn a little bit more regarding your faith (since you say your Catholic). What you’re asking is widely known by Catholics (and consequences known as well)
Father Joseph is correct.
and do not listen to Chris he is a Catholic Hater and will mislead you.
~~~Chris says “The only way to be saved, is by believing in Jesus alone for salvation. That simple! :D”~~~~
The Bible Says:
James 2:19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder.
Luke 4:41 Demons also were coming out of many, shouting, “You are the Son of God!” But rebuking them, He would not allow them to speak, because they knew Him to be the Christ.
As you can see DEMONS believe too, so if you follow Chris you will end up with him and his demons.
Peace be with you.
Ephesians 4:5 (King James Version)
5One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
As a Catholic you are already a born again Christian.
It would be denying God’s grace.
You would be placing yourself outside of God’s will by leaving the Catholic Church. Jesus prayed His last prayer in the garden of Gethsemane that we all be one in His Church. Such an act is a mortal sin.
A sin in itself, no! But you would become an heretic so i advise you to do some research before you give in to your “feelings” which, as you might already know, are of the world, as opposed to spiritual guidance. The Catholic liturgy (Holy Mass) will always remain even from an “emotional” or “feeling” point of view. Whether you are down or up, Holy Mass will remain the same, something you can ALWAYS rely on. Now, if you refer to Praising, you can turn to the “Charismatic group” which does just that: Praising, singing, adoring, etc, all of that in presence of the true Body, blood, soul & divinity of the Lord Jesus Christ in His Most Holy Sacrament of the Altar.