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Question about my fiance's baptism?

Submitted: 10/15/2007
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Question: I had a conversation with my friend who wants to marry me. I told him that we have to be evenly yoked. He is Baptist and got baptized in the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost. I'm Pentecostal and got baptized in the name of Jesus. I tried to explained to him that he needs to get baptized in Jesus name (Acts 2:38). That doesn't really answer his questions because he thinks of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost as one and that is Jesus. Therefore he thinks he is baptized in Jesus name and has accepted him as his Savior. So his question is, why get baptized in Jesus name? Do we have to be of the same religion to get married if there is only one thing that is different. We both believe in speaking in tongues, the Holy Ghost, baptism, and one God. He thinks both baptisms are right. I need help.

Answer: Our first concern is why you are asking us this question and not speaking to your spiritual leaders. Nevertheless, we believe that you should not marry this man until he is fully committed to biblical truth. What a person believes about water baptism is not a minor issue. In fact, we would say that your potential marriage partner's belief is a symptom of a largr issue. He clearly needs a good Bible study. If he is unwilling to embrace the full message of the apostles, then we believe that marrying him could destroy your spiritual life.