Catabaptism in the Presbyterian Church in America

The General Assembly then went on to supply the following good 'Grounds' for the above advice.  Among other things, it rightly remarked:644 "The question of re-baptism has been of concern to believers since the time of the Early Church, when believers fell away from the faith during persecution and later returned to the faith.  Questions were even raised concerning the validity of a baptism performed by a Minister who later fell away from the faith. 

"To the desire of individuals seeking re-baptism, the Church has historically responded that only one administration of baptism is appropriate.  Historically, the Church has not