Ask a Pastor Column
Presenting biblical answers to tough questions
August 3, 2023
Q: Am I ever too old to get baptized?
A: No indeed! After looking over the various accounts and exhortations concerning baptism, I was unable to find a single passage where age was even mentioned! Baptism was a very simple matter in New Testament times: as soon as a person became convinced of Jesus’ identity as the Son of God and Savior of the world and of their own need for Him to be their Savior, they would express their changed opinion, heart and life by being baptized. A person was almost always baptized shortly after believing (Acts 2:41; 8:36-38; 16:30-33; etc.), and their baptism...