My husband and I were raised in Protestant churches. After going to a Catholic church for several months and doing lots of reading and praying, we felt strongly that we should join the Catholic Church. We missed this year’s RCIA because we wanted to talk to my parents about our decision and make sure that, even if they disagreed with us, that we had their support.
Anyway, although I grew up in church, was a church member, and confessed my belief in Jesus and intent to follow him in front of our congregation, I was never baptized because our church looked at baptism as “optional,” or for those who strongly felt they wanted to (without ever really giving any reason why one would feel like that). Now that we have thoroughly investigated the Catholic church, I certainly see the necessity for everyone to be baptized.
We have spoke to our deacon and will join RCIA next year and be baptized next Easter. However, if something happens in the mean time (get killed in a car wreck, struck by a bolt of lightening or something), what will happen since I am not baptized?