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Catholics don't rebaptize

Reader comment on item: Is Tariq Ramadan Lying [about Magdi Allam]?
in response to reader comment: It's not another proof

Submitted by Michael E. Stora, Ph.D. (United States), Apr 3, 2008 at 23:44

Zaco, we consider any baptism done with water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit by a person who believes in the trinity to be a legitimate Christian baptism. If there is any doubt, a conditional baptism is done "If this man is not baptized, I baptize him in the name . . .". It's considered an insult against the Holy spirit to rebaptize. So yes, this is proof that Magdi Allam was not previously Christian., as he would have been Confirmed but not Baptized.


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