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Sender's name: Juanita

Several years ago I was baptized.  A lady offered me a shower cap to be baptized in. I told her I didn't want it. A second time I refused, then on the third time I put it on. Was I wrong to do that sense I didn't want it?




There is nothing in scripture about what articles of clothing you are to have in order to be baptized.  The main thing about the actual physical process of baptism is that it is in water, and that it is immersion.  In fact, the word "baptism" comes from the Greek word, "baptisma" (immersion) or the verb, "baptizo" (to immerse). 


As Jesus was "buried" in the tomb, so we are to be "buried" in baptism to rise and gain a new life in Christ.  Here is a passage to gives us the significance of immersion into Christ:


"Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.  For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin (Rom 6:3-6)"


But, like I said, there is nothing about how to dress for baptism.


John Telgren

P.O. Box 452

Leavenworth, KS 66048


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