Many on this board believe in closed communion. Specifically, a person should not partake unless he is a member of that individual local church. (NOTE: this thread is not a debate whether communion should be closed or not) I got thinking about this. If a church believes that the ordinance of communion should only be for members of that local church - than should the same go for baptism? Another words - should a person be re-baptized when joining a different Baptist church? Does your church re-baptize for this stated reason. If not, would that be inconsistent - ie closed communion / open baptism? I would like to emphasis that I am not trying to make light of the doctrine of either ordinance Sounds like this could be an interesting discussion - if we keep it in serious manner.