Where in the bible does it say that confirmation is required. I can't seem to find it.?

Before I got converted to an Apostolic I was Methodist, I need the other Methodist to beleive that confirmation isn't neccesary

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  • 1 decade ago
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    It's not in the Bible. It is created by man. It is a dead religious ceremony that is useless in the kingdom of heaven.

  • 1 decade ago

    Confirmation is in the Bible, except it is not called 'Confirmation'. Basically Confirmation completes the grace of Baptism by a special outpouring of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, which seal or "confirm" the baptized in union with Christ and equip them for active participation in the worship and apostolic life of the Church. Many persons in the Bile where 'Confirmed' by the Holy Spirit. Moses, King David, Jesus, the Apostles, and countless other where at one time given the power of the Holy Spirit so they can have the help to complete a task that God had assigned. Confirmation is not required, it is a gift from God. Everything the Church does is from God and he calls the shots. God makes himself known through the Church and the Bible. I hope this helped.

  • 1 decade ago

    You will not find it in the bible as it is not there. It is an invention of the Catholic Church. You would be amazed at how many things come from the Catholic church that so many others embrace and call biblical when it is not. Like Sunday worship, the pagan day that the church admits to changing from the seventh day to the first. Yet most churches will fight tooth and nail to defend it when there is nothing in the bible that says anyone has the right or power to do such a thing as change a law of God. See Ex. 20, the fourth commandment says to REMEMBER the Sabbath day....The SEVENTH day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. He made it holy, set it aside for the worship of Him and to rest and come apart to be with Him on His HOLY day but the catholic church said, "NO, we will change it to the first day of the week, so we can get more of the pagans to come into our church and increase the membership." It is all in their writings and in their encyclopedia too. Yet most churches will teach the Catholic teachings and claim they are from the bible when they are not even in it. Confirmation, not there, Purgatory, Not there, Sunday worship, not there, eternal life in Hell, not there. I could go on and on. For more info and good studies if you want to do that, go to the site below. Also you can go to the site www.sabbathtruth.com and get everything on the sabbath commandment and where, why and how it came to be changed and get the truth from the bible.

    Source(s): www.bibleuniverse.com www.sabbathtruth.com
  • 1 decade ago

    There is nowhere in the Bible that says anything about confirmation. It is a denominational belief. When someone accepts Christ and is re-dedicated, as the Bible speaks of, that is what is needed. Perhaps confirmation was a way that church used to re-dedicate everyone, however, that is something that cannot be "mass produced" with a confirmation.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I would worry more about becoming an Apostolic before I tried to change an established denomination, even if it is wrong about confirmation.

  • 1 decade ago

    It is not there. Though I have been confirmed Methodist myself. It is not really an important issue to me. The main thing that we should be concerned about is our relationship with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.

    If it does not lead to hell then I would not worry about it.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Confirmation is the accepting of Christ, it is done because they are confirming thier baptism. They follow the bibical teaching of baptism of an entire family ( including the children) so this is a public declaration where they are confirming thier baptism)

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    God confirms you what you have been made by birth. Nothing else. Man has no say against the wishes of the God. You can say that you do whatever you like, but that is also done by the wish of the God, by getting some automatic inspiration in you.

  • 1 decade ago

    Some catholics and Lutherans get confirmed. Its just a ritual. It wont harm you. In Catholicism its the bishop laying hands on your head and asking the Holy Spirit to come into you and help guide you.

  • 1 decade ago

    Confirmation is one of the rituals of a particular church. These rules are not about the Bible, but the church rules.

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