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Rebaptism Impossible! [Excerpt] – Acts 19: 1-7

Were any heretics ever rebaptized — at Acts 19:1-7?]

This is now the appropriate place to deal at length with the one and only passage of Scripture which some have thought permits, if not requires, the ‘rebaptism’ of converted heretics.  We refer, of course, to Acts 19:1-7.  At the very outset, we immediately give our own translation of this vital passage.

“Paul, having passed through the upper regions, came to Ephesus.  Then, finding certain disciples, he said to them: ‘Did you receive the Holy Spirit, when you believed?’   However, they said to him: ‘We have not so much as heard whether there is a holy spirit!’   So Paul said: ‘Into what, then, were you baptized?’    And they replied: ‘Into John’s baptism!’

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