I was Baptised at my SBChurch at 8 years old after accepting Jesus Christ. Upon returning to the SBChurch after 20 years of backsliding, I was re-baptised as an "Afformation of Faith" and as membership in the church. (It had been so long, a letter from my old church wasn't possible) I was told by Pastor and the Assoc. Pastor that it is commonplace sometimes in churches to re-baptise people into membership, or as a symbol of reaffirming ones faith. Is this commonplace, or is this an opinion of few? Any thoughts scripturally? Is the repitition of the baptisim a problem washing away 20 years of sin when as a OSAS a confession and asking for forgiveness would have accomplished the same thing, and would the confession and asking for forgiveness had accomplished the same thing?