Well, I believe I have received the Holy Ghost/Spirit. I pray in tongues and believe that is a gift from Him.This goes very much against what you posted about the mikveh.
I was baptized as a baby, and not by immersion. It was the usual protestant water on the head.
After I became born again I did not get any further kind of baptism involving water.
Am I now to believe that I have not received the Holy Ghost/ Spirit?
If so, then when I pray in tongues I am not praying in tongues?
This is not against what I posted about the mikveh.
From that post is
"According to Jewish law there are three basic areas where immersion in the mikveh is required.
1. Immersion is required for both men and women when converting to Judaism. There were three prerequisites for a proselyte coming into Judaism: Circumcision, baptism, and sacrifice (Maimonides, Hilkh. Iss. Biah xiii. 5). 2. Immersion is required after a woman has her monthly period (Lev. 15:28). 3. Immersion is required for pots and eating utensils manufactured by a non-Jew (Encyclopedia of Jewish Religion p-263).
Besides these, there are other times when it is customary to be immersed in the mikveh such as the occasion before Yom Kippur as a sign of purity and repentance and before the Sabbath in order to sensitize oneself to the holiness of the day.
It further goes on with
" The baptismal water (Mikveh) in rabbinic literature was referred to as the womb of the world, and as a convert came out of the water it was considered a new birth separating him from the pagan world. As the convert came out of these waters his status was changed and he was referred to as "a little child just born" or "a child of one day"
Because this "born again" if we call it that was being converted into Judaism from paganism. And others....
" We see the New Testament using similar Jewish terms as "born anew," "new creation," and "born from above." According to Dr. Arnold Fruchtenbaum rabbinic literature uses the term "born again" to refer to at least six different occurrences. Note each of these life changing experiences: (a) When a Gentile converts to Judaism. (b) When an individual is crowned king. (c) At age 13 when a Jewish boy chooses to embrace God's covenant and be numbered with the believers. (d) When an individual gets married. (e) When an individual becomes a rabbi. (f) When an individual becomes the head of a rabbinical school."
I have read we are to be baptized after our acceptance of Jesus as our Lord and Savior to wash our sins and to be made clean. It is a gesture of our sincere declaration of our hearts desire to repent now that we are forgiven.
However, from the same article posted in my reply #30 here is...
"Repentance Without BaptismOne of the most important teachings in Judaism is that of repentance. According to both Scripture and rabbinic literature, no matter how great the sin, if a person repents and forsakes the sin before God he can be forgiven.
As we see in the case of John, Jesus, and all New Testament writers, repentance was always involved. The Jerusalem Talmud states, "nothing can stand before repentance" (Yebamos 47b). According to Dr. David Flusser, the Dead Sea Scrolls as well as the New Testament teach that water can purify the body only if the soul has first been purified through repentance and righteousness.
So I repeat.... nothing about myself personally is in contradiction to what I have posted about the Mikveh.
Is it proper.... to be water submersed baptized after our acceptance of Jesus. Yes.
Is it mandatory. No. Other then following what your specific church declares about this.