22 yrs old
I wanted to get baptized again because I wanted to make a statement that the old man was completely dead, and that I am a new creation in Christ. It means to me never looking back and having Jesus wash away the dead and to be able to shine bright in the likeness of Him.
18 yrs old
I am truly the slowest man alive. It took me nine years, nine whole years of oppourtunity and chances before I finally got baptized. For me it was more than just the average, "I love Jesus so much and I just want everyone to know." For me it is more along the line of "I'm sorry Lord for just now getting the courage to do what I should have done a long time ago."
All around me were new Christians, just off of addicting lifestyles or having sin that held them back. And then there was me, with the only thing that even held me back was me. Never again.
18 yrs old
I only remember my life at this point in only two parts: my life before I got baptized, and then my life after. In life there is always one center pin-point, person, idea, etc, that causes an influence in the human body never imaginable. For me, it was when God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit came together and hit me with an unexplainable force of grace. It was a pool with water, but for me, it was a walk to death row; the enemy knew and we all knew, a death was coming soon. While the enemy felt disappointed, my heart stopped for a brief moment as I died and was born again into a world which looked all but the same to me.
Being baptized was much more than showing you are a Christian. It was an encounter with an abundance of grace which the birth of the real me felt.