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What Is Baptismal Regeneration

Is it Heresy to teach Baptismal Regeneration
(to say you are saved by being baptisted) different churches teach this, so what do you think?

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Mark 16:16, 1 Peter 3:20-21 and Titus 3:5. Baptism is most certainly connected to our salvation. The confusion lies in the idea that a single moment in time permanently guarantees our salvation. We enter into a convenant with Christ and He upholds His part faithfully. We have a part too, and he who endures to the end is saved - Matthew 24:13 and Mark 13:13.
---lorra8574 on 6/2/07

It's not heresy, but erroneous teaching. Jesus said," Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." Case & point, when I got saved & 3-months later recieved the baptism in the Holy Spirit, I went to a friend's church, Apostolic. I spake in tongues during the service & they told me that I must be baptized in Jesus' Name in order to go to heaven, but no where in the bible does it say that. It was just their doctrine.
---Rickey on 6/2/07

"Baptismal Regeneration" has come about because of a lack on knowing the Bible in it's total context. To hold to this idea is to say salvation is not a 100% gift from God, but we have to do something for it. Baptism is an outward testimony of an inward transaction on the part of the beliver. It tells others that he/she has died to sin and has been raised a new creation in Christ.
---WIVV on 4/10/06

it is a outward picture of an inward change, we are baptized to be obedient to God.
---Dave on 1/12/06
Please show me this Scripture that says this.
---Johann on 1/12/06

(7. Is Baptism a PART of the Gospel? I Cor. 1.17 )This is NOT saying that Baptism is not necessary or does nothing.Read Romans 6.
---Johann on 1/12/06

The bible points out in several places that our redemption comes through the blood of Jesus. Ephesians 1:7; Colossians 1:14; Hebrews 9:22; Revelation 1:5
A baptism does occur when you do Romans 10:9. Icorinthians 12:13 shows we were baptized into one Body.
---Rickey on 1/12/06

7. Is Baptism a PART of the Gospel? I Cor. 1.17
8. Could a man without ARMS and Legs preach the Gospel Paul preached?
9. What is the Gospel Paul Preached? I Cor. 15:1-3.
10. Do you preach the Gospel Paul preached? Cor. 1:17 Rom. 1:16, 17; I Cor. 2:2.
11. Is Baptism an act of SOVEREIGN GRACE performed by God or is it an act of righteousness on man's part? Matt. 3:15; Titus 3:5.
12. Were you redeemed by the precious waters of Baptism or by the precious BLOOD of Jesus Christ? I Peter 1 :18,19.
---Rev_Herb on 1/12/06

Johann, you might want to try understanding what, 1 Peter 3:18-21, Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16, Romans 6:3-4, Col 2:11-12, are teaching.
Then in your spare time please realize that
the Nicene Creed of AD381 is not inspired Scripture.
If baptism Saves then why did Jesus have to suffer and die?
---Elder on 1/12/06

Johanne ... Two questions ... Can baptism by itself save you? Can you be saved if you are not baptised?
---alan8869_of_UK on 1/12/06

Baptismal Regeneration is not Biblical WE are saved by grace through faith, The blood of Christ cleanses us from sin, not water, it is a outward picture of an inward change, we are baptized to be obedient to God.
---Dave on 1/12/06

The Scipture that says that Baptism does now save us should not be taken to mean that baptism gets you to heaven. The word "saves" there is that Greek word "sozo" that means many things such as: deliver, protect, heal, preserve, do well, make whole, rescue, safety. Baptism is a work and It has value but it isn't given the same value as the blood of Christ.
---john on 1/12/06

I had a discussion with a United Pentecostal about baptism. Finally he asked me point blank, what is it that washes away our sin? I responded "The blood of Jesus." He laughed and MOCKED ME for believing such a thing. I asked him what it was and he said it is the water of baptism.
---Bruce5656 on 1/11/06

No Herb they do not say Baptism washes away sin the Bible says it read it yourself.
---Johann on 1/11/06

i have never heard of Baptismal Regeneration,I disagree. I believe confession has to be made with your mouth not water
---cyn on 1/11/06

This is a false teaching. I know of a church that teaches that and that you cannot go to heaven unless you are baptized. They believe that water baptism washes away your sins. My question would be, "are you saved by the precious waters of baptism or the precious Blood of Jesus? According to them, it is the water that saves you. So if you trust in water to save you, you arn't saved, no matter how many tongues you speak.
---Rev_Herb on 1/11/06

You might try reading, 1 Peter 3:18-21, Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16, Romans 6:3-4, Col 2:11-12, the Nicene Creed AD381.just to name a few places.
---Johann on 1/11/06

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Rickey mixes up terms.

Bapt. Regeneration means that a person is not fully saved UNTIL baptism. An older denomination teaches it, and yes it is heresy because it is not explicitly in the Bible. That does not mean those believing it are hell-bound unregenerates. They take one verse and build more into it than exegesis requires.

BR is heresy because it makes the work of Christ contigent on subsequent works of mankind. We are not saved by grace & works, but by grace alone. Ephesians 2:8-9
---John on 1/11/06

Sorry. The previous post was sent too quickly:
What is erroneous teaching but heresy? Oxford English Dict: [heresy is an] opinion or doctrine in philosophy, politics, science, art, etc., at variance with those generally accepted as authoritative."

The authorative statement: 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."
---Bruce5656 on 1/11/06

What is erroneous teaching but heresy?
---Bruce5656 on 1/11/06

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