I was baptized almost 20 years ago... But I have come to the conclusion that I was not a Christian when was baptized. This is something I have battled with, prayed about, talked to my pastor about, and talked with my wife about for about 6+ months. During today's service at Church I realized that I was not a Christian when I was "baptized". I came to the front of the church during the invitation today to tell my pastors I need to be Baptized, but I had been saved for several years.
Let me clear this up for so some of you... I have been saved for several years now. I can't remember the "exact" date that I asked Jesus for forgiveness and accepted him into my life, but I know it happened about 8 years ago. At some point in college I stopped playing Christian and became a Christian. I started asking for forgiveness instead of just praying for help. I started believing Jesus was a Savior and not just a nice guy. I started realizing that the Bible was a REAL historical account of the past and not just some made up stories that we listen to in Sunday School.
I owe my wife and her father a big "thanks" for truly showing me who Jesus is and what he did for all of us.
I'm not sure why I waited so long to address this issue. I think I fooled myself into thinking I became a Christian when I was baptized and that I did not take it any further until I was much older. In reality, I had not become a true Christian until I was much older. Now it's time to put my Baptism on the right side of my salvation!
If anyone else has ever been in this position or you are battling this same issue... feel free to email me. I'm sure I'm not alone.
Take care and have a great day!