Who should be baptized?
Every person who has made the decision to believe in Christ.
“Those who believed and accepted His message were baptized.” Acts 2:41
“But when they believed Philip as he preached the Good News…and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and women.” Acts 8:12
The one requirement for baptism is belief in Christ! We don’t baptize children until they’re old enough to understand and believe.
When should I be baptized?
As soon as you have believed! You shouldn’t delay.
“Those who believed…were baptized…that day!” Acts 2:41
“Then Philip began with the Scripture and told him the Good News about Jesus. As they traveled, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “Look here is some water! Why shouldn’t I be baptized right now?” Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.” The official answered, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” Then both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water and Philip baptized him.” Acts 8:36–39 (Paraphrase)
Can I get baptized if I’ve already been baptized?
If you have not been baptized since making the decision to personally trust in Jesus for the forgiveness of your sin and eternal life, your next step is baptism. It doesn’t devalue a prior experience but reflects your desire to be baptized in obedience to the way Jesus instructed his followers. If you have been baptized since trusting in Jesus, there’s no need to be baptized again.