My sister says that she is saved and is requesting baptism. She does not belong to a local church but is now looking. She can explain to me what Christ did on the cross and what salvation is. She also told me that she would like for me to baptize her. After discussing it with her, I told her that I would do it and that she needed to find a local church. In fact, I know her neighbor is a member of a church in her town--I know the pastor of that church.......wink wink. But she is not the issue. Here is the issue: her husband asked to be re-baptized saying that "it wouldn't hurt." He says he was saved in 1980 and baptized in a baptist church. I told my sister that I would have to check with my pastor. While I am a licencsed minister and have baptized in the past, it was always new believers who had never received the Ordinance prior. Something doesn't sit well with me, though (and I do NOT have personal issues with my brother-in-law--in fact, I love the man). The fact that he says he needs to be baptized again and that "it wouldn't hurt" sends up some alarm bells with me. I wanna' ask "why?" to my brother-in-law. Maybe he has an improper understanding of what baptism is? While it is a commandment of Christ and a powerful witness, it is not "magical". I explained to my sister that I would never re-baptize someone unless they were baptized un-scripturally to begin with (ie, as a baby or as a member of a sect that practices/teahces baptismal regeneration). I also told her that I would have to get some counsel on this as it was not normal. Anyway, I'll be baptizing my sister on Saturday June 2nd at noon. I'm going to have to deal with this issue sooner rather than later. I need prayers first and foremost. And some advice. ******EDIT: My sister just told me that he was baptized very young in 1980. But he was 'saved' (she didn't elaborate) in 2005 at the preaching of a local IFB preacher I know of. No matter what I do, I'm going to have to pray about it and have a nice LOOOONG talk with my brother-in-law.