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Purpose Of Baptism

Each church/denomination has their own view on the purpose of baptism. What does the Bible say about baptism? Is there salvation without baptism?

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The Orthodox church teaches the Biblical doctrine of baptism.
---Jack on 2/12/08

1st peter 3-21The like figure where unto even baptism doth also now save us not the putting away of the flesh but the answer of a good conscience toward the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
---betty on 3/26/07

The thief on the cross was the last one of the old dispenzation not of the new Jesus had not died yet.In Matt 28-19 Jesus said go ye therefore and teach all nations baptizing them in the name Of the Father and of the Son
and of the Holy Ghost.These are titles not names and he said name not names so untill Jesus died they could not baptise anyone then you go to Acts 2-38 and you find the name Jesus ,and all threw the new testment this was the way they were baptise in Jesus name.
---Betty on 3/27/07

When Nicodemus went to Yeshua and asked him what he had to do to be saved, Yeshua did not tell him he had to be baptized - he told him he had to be "born again" - born the first time from the water from the womb born the second time of the Spirit.
---phyllis on 3/25/07

Jesus "said unto them, Go ye into all the world, ... He that believeth AND is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."
(Mark 16:15-16)

How can we take baptism out of this scripture?
"The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ." (1 Peter 3:21). Name one conversion in the book of Acts baptism!
---theod3582 on 3/21/07

Baptism is reguired in the bible, jesus was baptised in the river of jordan. Baptism is a way of submission to God. We Die in our old nature then we being resurected with Chirst,reborn in christ.Baptism doesn't save us,its a symbol, an act of abidience
---lidya on 3/14/07

"For it is written, I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, and will bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent".
---catherine on 3/13/07

I bet you think you're witty, Rev. Herb, and you're half-right.
---Jack on 3/13/07

Read John the Baptist's words, when he says in Matthew 3:11 "He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire". Immersion in the Word,the Truth of God, brings greater understanding of His Will.Baptism is becoming "Anew' and casting off our "old man" who once followed the World's ideology.
---rosem4839 on 3/13/07

If you are Church of Christ, then you believe that you are not saved till water washes away your sin. Thus, He who lives colses to the creek, lives closes to God.

We Baptist sing the song "What can wash away my sin, nothing but the blood of Jesus"

Church of Christ has to change a few words to sing it. "What can wash away my sins, nothing but the water of the creek."
---Rev_Herb on 3/13/07

If there is such a thing as baptisimal regeneration, (your sins are somehow washed away by being baptized in water), then Paul could not have said: Ephesians 2:8-9, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." For baptism surely is a "work". Something that we do.

Baptism is an act of obedience, proper and ritght, but it is not instrumental in our becoming saved.
---BRUCE5656 on 3/13/07

1 Acts 2:38
Peter said to these Jews repent turn from who you think Jesus is and believe he is the Son of God and that he died for your Sins.
and be Baptized in his name so your sin will be in remission, when cancer is in remission
it means it has signs of going away, Baptism is our association and participation in the Death burial an resurrection of Jesus,
---Exzucuh on 3/13/07

Many use the thief on the Cross to discredit the doctrine of Baptism, but we do not know if he was baptized or not or if he had previously heard the preaching of Jesus or John the Baptist for they were all baptizing when they preached.
All who heard the Gospel were baptized, the disciples of John were rebaptized when the heard the preaching of Paul, baptizing is not for the joining of a church but the confession of your faith and your obedience to God.
---Exzucuh on 3/13/07

We are baptized in the Name that is above all names, the name whereby there is no other for salvation, the name of Jesus represents the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. WE are not to deny that name for only is there salvation in the Son of God Jesus Christ, he is the only way to the Father any other is a thief and a robber, To deny the Son is to deny the Father, the Father is in the Son and the Son in the Father.We are in the Father through his Son. And the Father is Glorified through the Son.
---Exzucuh on 3/13/07

greetings.Washing the outside of the cup only cleans the outside of the cup and does nothing to the inside of the cup.John the Baptist clearly stated Jesus is washing the inside of the cup ,as his ministry began as washing the outside of the cup.As John's ministry decreased Jesus' ministry is to increase.The tradition of washing the outside of the cup remains today but does nothing for the inside of the cup.
---earl on 3/12/07

1. Jesus Himself was baptized.
2. Jesus Himself commanded baptism.
3. Peter commanded it at Pentecost.
4. Paul was baptized and wrote about it.
5. Peter said, "Baptism now saves us."

Therefore, from this scriptural evidence, pop-evangelicals conclude that baptism is optional and has NOTHING WHATSOEVER to do with salvation.
---Jack on 3/12/07

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