So I’ve come up in the Baptist church, and I was baptized, I kid you not, at the age of 6 or 7. Now, seeing as I was below the age of reason (I had no idea what I was doing, too), and I only really came to Christ in the 7th grade on a mission trip, should I be baptized “again” when I enter the Church? I say “again” in scare quotes because if it was invalid, as I believe it may have been, then in the words of St. Cyprian, I would not be “re-baptized, but baptized by us [the Catholic Church], who at any time come from the adulterous and unhallowed water to be washed and sanctified by the truth of the saving water.” (Epistle 72:1)
By the way, if I should be baptized, I’m not at all viewing that as a burden! Part of me actually rather hopes the first one was invalid, so I may be baptized in full communion with the true Church. I haven’t been able to talk to a local priest yet, because my intent to cross the Tiber is still on the DL in my family headed by my Baptist pastor father. So I’m asking here!