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No. It is a wonderful experience though, to be washed of your sins.
---amand6348 on 4/17/09

Absolutely not. But it is needed.
---BettyW on 3/22/09

How do christians get Baptised by the HOLY Spirit ?We know about Baptism by water .Is this a special ceremony ?and is it universal in all denominations .Can anyone help please?
---MIC on 3/18/09

Let me also try to help. The baptism of the Holy Spirit is what happens at the moment of conversion. Not at a later time with the evidence of speaking in tongues. Speaking in tongues is what will bring many denomations together into a one world religion which is one of the 3 things needed for the anti-christ. 1 is a one world money system 2 is a one world government and 3 is a one world religion.

If you have not been baptised by the Holy Spirit, you are none of his. If you have been truely saved, then you have the baptism of the HS.
---Pastor_Herb on 3/22/09

If you get baptized by the holy spirit. Then yes. IF you get baptized with water. You might not. Baptism by the spirit only occurs if you have this special relationship with god.
Love others, for god loves you.
---Tristan on 3/21/09

In Luke 11 the word is given to ask. A child who asks for an egg will not (usually) be given a snake, even by a father who is evil (lost). How much more will our Father give the Spirit to those who ask? You must be born again and adopted by Father into the family, by believing that Jesus died on the cross, was buried in a tomb, and was ressurected from the dead. Try don't need to wait for someone to lay hands on you, and Father holds no good thing back from His children who are hungry for the fullness of God. Surrender your tongue and let Him give you a Heavenly language to pray when you don't have the words. Glory to God! Religion and legalism have made this so hard, when Jesus makes it so easy to be filled with the Spirit
---Sam6965 on 3/22/09

mic john 1:1 (King James Version)

John 1
1In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
14And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth

jesus knew the word better than anyone becuse he was the word. he was the word made flesh, since god and the word are the same jesus is god. god knows his own word. he didnt need a bible cuz he knows all things. thats god
---batieste on 3/20/09

Mima:-Thank you for explaining "Baptism by the holy spirit"as you call it. It is an experience, but where does it say this in the Holy scripture and how do you know it is "THE Holy spirit "especially since you claim it makes you change denominations, churches which brings me To Jesus's words in Matt12:24-28. This I know that being baptised by water You recieve the Holy spirit Mark16:16, MattNatt28:18-19nd Jesus Baptism w3here the Holy spirit descends as a dove.The RCC teaches this.So if you can give me some scripture I would look forward to your help.
---MIC on 3/20/09

How do christians get Baptised by the HOLY Spirit ?We know about Baptism by water .Is this a special ceremony ?and is it universal in all denominations .Can anyone help please?
---MIC on 3/18/09

-MIC after reading this post ending with this question let me try.
Being baptized by the Holy Spirit will take place in God's own timing. And it will not be in the man's timing. Is it a special ceremony yes and no, once it has happened to you you will know it. You'll know what is taking place and you will realize that you had no part in it taking place. Is it universal? YES! It takes place in all denominations and many times causes the recipient to change denominations. I hope this helps.
---mima on 3/20/09

Offences will come and WOE unto them that are the bringers of them....

I guarantee if you dont believe "AND" get baptised, you will NOT enter the Kingdom of God here's the verse that says so:
Mark 16
16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned.

John 3
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

You better believe & receive the truth of HIS words, NOT man's...
---Duane_Dudley_Martin_Jr. on 3/20/09

Catherine, when did I ever assume someone being a false Preacher?

First you judge the RCC about reading the Bible to the faithful.
I thought you all didn't think we read the Bible?

Now you complain because we spend 30 minutes? Which by the way is wrong. Only 10 to 15 minutes is used to read all the chapters required. Only on Easter Vigil does the readings take up 30 to 45 minutes.

So, I am not one of God's chosen child and I can't give an opinion?
Is it because I don't agree with you?
So, because I don't agree, I don't understand?
Sorry, not everyone will agree with you or me long the time. That's life.
You are the one judging, not me.
Matthew 7:1-5
---Natalie2 on 3/20/09

Catherine:-I always thought that the 'Jews were God's true chosen people' or are you just assuming, or are you all of Jewish origon.just curious.'God's chosen people are allowed to give opinions'.From the holy book it is seen the only ones who postulated were the Scribes and Pharisees when Jesus spoke, The rest crowds multitudes just followed sat in awe, and Listened to what Jesus taught & said.I dont recall anyone giving opinions but then they could not read! besides Jesus did not teach out of a book.
---MIC on 3/19/09

Catherine, the RCC is wrong for reading the Bible to those who can't read?
Do you see how you judge?

Being able to read is a gift from God. But, do not assume everyone can read.
Most people TODAY in this world CAN NOT READ.
Are you saying they don't deserve to know the Bible?

If they go to RCC for 3 years, they would have heard the whole Bible.
Only in the last Century did England and United States flip the numbers of more people able to read than those who couldn't.
But, thats just a few Countries now, and the Bible has been around for 1100 years before the 20th Century.

I guess, only those who can read should go to your Church.
Everyone else should come to the RCC if they want to know the Bible.
---Natalie2 on 3/19/09

Nataliez>>>We, God's true, chosen people do not always have to open the Bible in the pulpit and read from it for thirty minutes. And we, God's chosen people, are allowed to give opinions. I must tell you don't just assume that when you or anyone else, disagrees with a preacher that makes them a false preacher. Especially when you like so many fail to understand. Judge as to whether the living God lives in them [Righteous judging]. Since most are lost in the churches of today, this would have to be an impossibility.
---catherine on 3/19/09

How do christians get Baptised by the HOLY Spirit ?We know about Baptism by water .Is this a special ceremony ?and is it universal in all denominations .Can anyone help please?
---MIC on 3/18/09

simpleservant: Don't cry over other people's ignorance of the Scriptures. Do something about it - TEACH!
---jerry6593 on 3/18/09


But make sure you are teaching Jesus' Words, and not your own opinion.

Mark 16:16

Pass it on.
Don't change it.
---Natalie2 on 3/18/09

simpleservant: Don't cry over other people's ignorance of the Scriptures. Do something about it - TEACH!
---jerry6593 on 3/18/09

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You must be baptised by the Holy Ghost to be saved.
---Glen on 3/7/09

God will not put his Spirit on anything that
has not first been cleansed by Blood and water.
Salvation comes by believing Jesus is the Son of God and obedience to be baptized is your show
of Faith, faith without works is dead, God does not receive lip service. Matthew 15:8 This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me.

A heart for God is one of obedience, and that is repentance and repentance is not just saying your sorry. But being a living sacrifice and a sacrifice must die, to your lust and evil life.
---exzucuh on 3/16/09

Who profess belief and have no idea how to defend the gospel and their faith w/solid Biblical exposition.(3) The rampant use of eisegesis to impute to the texts what one wants to say, rather than proper exegesis to illustrate what the texts actually do say.---simpleservant

Stop weeping. Jesus is clear. Some just refuse to listen to HIM. 2 commands are given. Some chose to pick one and ignore the other.

Are you saying Jesus' Words isn't proof enough?
If He said Believe and be Baptized to be Saved, what is confusing about that?

Just follow Jesus! Do whatever He tells you!
Be Baptized!
---Natalie2 on 3/16/09

no. only because after a person takes that step they can turn away. After confessing with your mouth that Jesus is Lord will you be saved.
---Emma on 3/16/09

After reading these responses I find myself weeping. So many profess to be Christians, yet have such wrong, warped or confused ideas of baptism and salvation. So sad to see people:(1) Profess belief, & have no idea what they believe or why.(2) Who profess belief & have no idea how to defend the gospel & their faith w/solid Biblical exposition.(3) The rampant use of eisegesis to impute to the texts what one wants to say, rather than proper exegesis to illustrate what the texts actually do say.
---simpleservant on 3/15/09

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Read your bible. No!!! I wish people would stop these horrible lies. Lies like this will cause untold damage and hurt to many people. Saved and unsaved. When we deliberately spread untruths, we will have to pay for this. The bible clearly tell us the way to salvation. Read ST John 3:16, Romans 3:9,10 for starters and elsewhere.
If this were true we would not need Jesus and what He did on the cross for us. We definitely need a Saviour.
---Robyn on 3/14/09

Batieste~ You did a very thorough and excellent job in the explanation you gave.
---Anne on 3/14/09

By HIS blood we are forgiven, By HIS life we are saved. We need HIS blood and HIS LIFE. Salvation is life, everlasting life.
---duane on 3/14/09

Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,

Many of you justify your sin because Paul said it is not by works lest any man should boast.
He was talking about Judaism, Paul taught that we should forsake all sin and obey the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit. Grace is power over sin not overlooking
Sin. The power in the blood not only cleanses sin but breaks the hold of sin and Satans claim over you. Regeneration is the witness in a person to them that God is in their life. What witness is sin in a persons life but death. If the same Spirit is in you that was in Jesus it will give live to your dead body.
---exzucuh on 3/14/09

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Catherine: I agree. Baptism is NOT an ironclad guarantee of salvation. The very fact that MANY in the church, who after baptism, go on to lie, cheat, steal, commit adultery, etc., should be proof enough that they will not be saved at Jesus return - unless they repent beforehand. No such characters will populate heaven. What is guaranteed is the OPPORTUNITY of salvation. But we have to do more that take a quick dip in the pool. We must repent, turn away from our old lifestyle, be born again and receive the power from on high to overcome ALL temptation to sin. Then Jesus will save us when he comes to gather His elect from the four corners of the earth.
---jerry6593 on 3/14/09

Acts 8:13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

Acts 8:18 And when Simon saw that through laying on of the apostles' hands the Holy Spirit was given, he offered them money,

Acts 8:20-22 But Peter said unto him, Your money perish with you, because you have thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money. You have neither part nor lot in this matter: for your heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you.
---exzucuh on 3/14/09

there is not just one thing that guarantees salvation. there is not any verse to repeat to gain salvation.
you must obey the word of god, the bible. in the bible, it reveals who god is and what he comands. you must believe in jesus, that he is god with us, believe that he rose on the third day, be water baptised in jesus name and baptised in the spirit. jesus is the only one that baptises in the spirit and present you faultless before him.
now you have to change to live a holy life, and have faith in him. with out faith it impossible to please god. all this is not easy, you must do whats right fight your flesh everyday and cast down temptations from the satan.
---batieste on 3/13/09

Why are puzzled about this?
Isn't Jesus' Words enough?

Mark 16:16
Whoever believes and is baptized will be Saved, whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Why debate this?
Just do whatever Jesus tells you to do.

But, as far as the guarantee goes:
Nothing is guaranteed. We have free will which means we can reject our Salvation at anytime we wish.
God forces no one to be with Him in Heaven forever.
But you must follow Jesus' rules to obtain Salvation. We can't make up rules and ways as they suit us.
---Natalie2 on 3/13/09

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Well, I am about to have a heartattack....more excellent way...Are you serious, in what you say? Eph. 4:5 One Lord...The Lord Jesus Christ, not a series of Aeons. "If He is not Lord of all, He is not Lord at all"....One faith, one way of salvation [Rom. 10: 9-10]....One baptism, one result of baptizing. [Men are not made disciples by baptism, but merely profess to be diciples].>>>One baptism is the expression of the One faith in the One Lord which resulted in the baptism of the one Spirit into the one body. That's it. Come on Jesus.
---catherine on 3/12/09

LIVING (flowed at the cross) water baptism (Acts 1:5, John 7:38, the inner acceptance of The Lord's spirit) is what is necessary for the GUARANTEE of salvation (eternal life).

Ephesians 1:14
"is the guarantee of our inheritance until we acquire possession of it...".

Revelation 7:16
"neither thirst".

1 John 5:6
"He came by water and blood".

There are not multiple baptisms (H2O baptism is not spiritual), there is only one...

Ephesians 4:5
"one lord, one faith, one baptism".

Learn the "depths of God" (1 Corin. 2:10) and "enter by the door" (John 10:1).

All verses are from the RSV.
---more_excellent_way on 3/10/09

NO! Only the Blood.
---catherine on 3/10/09

Baptism by water is a public witness that you have exepted Jesus as your Savior.
You must be baptised by the Holy Ghost to be saved.
---Glen on 3/7/09

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we arn't talking about if heaven is perfect or not here, all that god makes is perfect.
were talking about salvation.
once you are baptised of the water and of the spirit you are written in the book of life. but you have to maintain living a holy life. 2 Peter 3:17 (New International Version)

17Therefore, dear friends, since you already know this, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of lawless men and fall from your secure position.

2peter says alot. you should read it, its only 3 chapters GOD BLESS
---batieste on 2/12/09

If you baptize a goat. He's still a goat, he just smells different.
---trey on 2/10/09

In reply,
Consider what spiritual domain needs no add on construction.And,if heaven was where war and sin broke out then surely heaven has been tainted with it.
Only paradise qualifies where by it remains absolute perfect(no improvements required).
Perfection by definition requires no additional transformations(improvements).
If there was acts of sin in paradise then paradise is not perfect and has not an ounce of perfection.
Only those who have given up all thoughts of disloyalty enter paradise where disloyalty is nonexistant.
---earl on 2/10/09

Jesus says in His Father's house there are many mansions, so what is He preparing? I believe Jesus is preparing a place for us at the wedding supper. If you can show me in scripture where paradise is seperate from Heaven, then I'll consider that, but until then you are just assuming.
---BryanG on 2/8/09

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Batieste and Bryan,
Heaven and paradise are commonly grouped together as one general domain of spirit existance .However on the subject paradise and of what is perfection ,that being perfect without beginning or end or having fault or requiring any adjustments throughout it's eternity only paradise meets all the qualifications not heaven.
Jesus stated he is preparing a place for the believers who have once lived for him on earth.If construction has occured then the domain he speaks of will some day compare with perfection but it has beginnings therefore disqualifying heaven as having achieved perfection comparable to paradise.
---earl on 2/7/09

You just came up with your own doctrine, brother. If you think paradise isn't Heaven, then where is it? It doesn't say anything in the bible about the people walking to Heaven after they were raised, unless of coarse you're reading some of the Apocrypha. I study the Word of God pretty much every single day, and I do fight to live according to the Word of God. Jesus is not legalistic. So are you going to tell me that if someone is dying on their death bed and they receive Jesus as their Savior that they have to get baptized first in order to enter the kingdom? That's false doctrine! Quit adding to the Word! God bless!
---Bryan on 2/6/09

bryon.. where is your proof? the bible is gods word, and god is faithful he cant lie. your soul is at stake, God is nothing to play with.(john 3:3-7) says excet a man be born of the water and of the spirit he can not see the kingdom of god. jesus said that.
for the guy on the cross... he repented but he went to paradise.. thats not heaven..after jesus died and when he rose again, those people in paradise were seen walking in the streets on there way to heaven. because jesus did die for us now we have to obey his comands,to get to heaven. its a lot stuff u must learn, but obey the bible, NEVER believe what someone says without the proof . read it for your self. god bless.
---batieste on 2/5/09

bryon... god dosent play, for example in noah's day he flooded the earth.. i'm sure there were pregnant mothers,small infants teenagers,elderly just like now... only the people on the ark survied.. they didnt obey, noah warned them. now you have gods word in your hands use it obey it cover to cover. there is a warning in the back of the bible revelation22:18-21 read it check it out.. god bless
---batieste on 2/5/09

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You don't have to be baptized with water to enter the kingdom! Our God is bigger than that! What about the theif on the cross next to Jesus? He didn't get baptized! If you are able, then yes you should be baptized, but He will not send you to hell for not getting baptized! And as for speaking in tongues, you don't have to speak in tongues to enter Heaven! Tongues is a spiritual gift! Not all have tongues! Not all have miracles! Not all prophecy! The Holy Spirit moves as He desires to move God's people! If there is no interpretation of the tongues in which you're speaking, then God won't have you speak it! Tongues is only used for prayer, and when there are people around who don't speak your language! Without interpretation it's self-edification!
---Bryan on 2/4/09

(st.john 3:3-7) you need to be baptised in jesus name and baptised in the holy ghost.speaking in tongues(acts 2:1-4)(mark16:15-20)you need all of that to see heaven says jesus. you also need to repent everyday. even though you have done all of this you can back slide and miss heaven.
(revelaton 22:18-21) you have to obey the bible.. cover to cover.. if someone says somthing it has to be backed up with the bible. people dont want to hear that, they want to raised their hand except god in their heart, thats the first step!but jesus comands more to do to get to heaven. read your bible!!!!!!
---batieste on 1/28/09

I absolutely know that baptism is no guarantee of salvation. Nor is it proof that one has been saved. Truly saved. 80 perhaps as high as 90% of your church members Jesus has never, ever, saved.
---catherine on 1/24/09

God chose to pay that penalty for us by having his Son die in our place. If we believe that Jesus died for us personally we are saved, and have eternal life with him

Christ was sacrifice for SIN is by Christ we LIVE

Gods laws are the government of God soon to be restored on earth when Satan is removed from his throne on earth Corin 2:4:4 at Christs return

Baptism washes away past sins not carte blanche to keep sinning ...responsibility of Christians is to OBEY and OVERCOME (Rev 3:11) ...baptism does no guarantee Eternal Life
---Rhonda on 1/24/09

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I Wish to strongly endorse Mark's post on 1-5-09 on this subject.
---mima on 1/7/09

God created us to be in relationship with Him. Our sin broke the relationship. The penalty for that siin is death. God chose to pay that penalty for us by having his Son die in our place. If we believe that Jesus died for us personally we are saved, and have eternal life with him. If we reject Jesus's death as payment for our sin, we live eternally separated from God. The "guarantee" is this: Ephesians 1:13 "And you also were included in Christ when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation. Having believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit, who is a deposit guaranteeing our inheritance until the redemption of those who are Gods possession to the praise of his glory. "
---Mark on 1/5/09

I ran across some scripture today that relates to this topic. In I Corintians 1:17, (be sure to read this in context) The Apostle Paul said, that "God did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, ..." If salvation was dependant on baptism, Paul would have said so in this letter at this time. However, what I do gleam from verses 12 thru 16 is that baptism is a means of indentifying with a person, so baptism appears to be nothing more than a ceremony to be identified with Jesus. I loved the word eisegesis that Scott used in a different blog. One has to be careful that they don't eisegesis instead of exegesis. I speak to myself also.
---Rod on 1/5/09

No! The way to heaven is through God's own Son's Blood. Water does not wash away sins, the Blood does. There is POWER IN THE BLOOD. Both are of liquid. Water not strong. Blood is, that is, God's Blood. God's Blood, Jesus', is holy, pure, strong. Strong enough to save lost souls.+
---catherine on 1/4/09

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I have heard this idea before.

My problem is that I don't see Christ saying the theif will make it to heaven, only to a place called paradise.

However I have never seen it in writing before.
---mima on 1/4/09

My problem is that I don't see Christ saying the theif will make it to heaven, only to a place called paradise. Also remember that after Christ appears (2 days after being on the cross) he still hasn't gone to heaven (had not yet ascended to His Father). So, to me this scripture about the thief doesn't tell me that faith or voicing a belief is enough.
---doug on 1/3/09

Veronica: Yesssssss! Great to hear it said so clearly.
---Rod on 1/2/09

The only thing which guarantees salvation is the ever daily walk with God which leads one to fully abiding by and comprehending the concept of 'WALK BY FAITH'. The relationship with God becomes to the point where one has no concern about anything - losing a job, ill health, whatsoever, because you know that God will provide and that God abides with you.
---Veronica on 1/1/09

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A of UK:-Romans10:9-10 speaks one thing which is true If the Man who is righteous speaks and complys with what the text says, lives up to His word.But read Verse 14-21,are we different to the Israelites? The saying there are some who talk the walk, but some who walk the talk!!Is this not seen in the marriges which get thrown on the Rocks in this sea of life?They talked But did not walk,along the way but Diverged.One must read the whole Paragraph to get the true Picture one must not read just for effect But Understanding .This is what I belive and so have to disagree with Randall.
---MIC on 12/29/08

No, baptism (water) doesn't guarantee you salvation, but being baptized in the Holy Ghost does.

---Shirley on 12/26/08

"Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?" (Romans 6:3) We need the baptism into Christ's death. And if we truly are joined together with Christ in His death, I would say this guarantees our salvation. There was no baptismal water at the time of Jesus death. And His death came before His burial, so I can see that this baptism into Christ's death is NOT burial in water, since burial comes AFTER one has died (o: The true baptism of salvation is being baptized into His death. "Then Jesus said to His disciples, 'If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow Me.'" (Matthew 16:24)
---Bill_bila5659 on 12/21/08

No. The thief on the cross was not baptized. Salvation is only through repenting and asking Jesus Christ to be our Saviour and Lord. Baptism is a sign of obedience after we are saved but is not a requirement for salvation.
---Laura on 12/21/08

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MIC ... Do you go along with what Randall says (following Romans X) ?:

"Baptism, in and of itself, (even if done in the Name of Jesus Christ) without authentic belief and confession, is void -- merely ritual" ??

If someone gets baptised just for social or ritual purposes or just to conform to what your family expect, and without 'authentic belief and confession', would that baptism be valid?

About infants, if they die before being baptised, what is the situation?
---alan_of_UK on 12/21/08

Mark 16:16 says that we must believe and be baptized in order to be saved, but without belief one is just wet - OK that is not exactly how Jesus said it, but it gets the point across. Baptism is not a guarantee of salvation.
---lorraine on 12/19/08

No. The Bible teaches that we must believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved.
---Beth on 12/16/08

yes i truely believe in baptism baptism by the holy spirit of god it cleans the inner soul and sets our soul free to recieve the body and motion of christ wich is called the holy ghost of god
---andy on 12/16/08

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I like---Randall's answer to this question. His answer he is from the Bible direct and clear.
---mima on 12/15/08

Water baptism, either child or adult guarantees nothing except wetness! The only essential thing that guarantees salvation is that God saves us and indwells you by his Holy Spirit. In scripture we read about being baptised into the body of Christ which I believe is the same thing as salvation.
---Jia on 12/14/08

Certainly not.
What baptism, per se, needs to synbolize is Romans X:9-10: "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised Him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness and with the mouth, confession is made unto salvation, (KJV)." Baptism, in and of itself, (even if done in the Name of Jesus Christ) without authentic belief and confession, is void -- merely ritual. [Cont.]
---Randall on 12/12/08

Baptism is essential for salvation. Jesus commissioned His apostles to make disciples of all men by teaching faith,repentance and baptism-Matt.28:19-20,Mk 16:15-16,Lk 22:44-47. The apostles did what the Lord commanded as Luke mentioned in Acts. In every case of conversion Luke mentioned baptism. Jesus said,"He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved..."Mk 16:16.Belief plus baptism equal salvation.Peter said "... baptism now saves you..."1 Pet.3:20-21. Peter also said baptism is for the forgiveness of sins--Acts 2:38.Paul wrote that one clothes himself with Christ or put on Christ by baptism -Gal 3:27.Jesus commanded us to be baptized. Baptism is not an option.
---denna9368 on 12/11/08

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Folks: Baptism is mentioned several Times in the bible and refers to a cleansing of sins. From Amos. JN the Baptist thought it expedient to reintroduce the system and Jesus corroborates this need even to incorporating it into His church in Matt16:13-19 What God does He has a reason and as His children we should follow without question speculation and as Jesus told JN the Baptist "Just do it"
---MIC on 12/11/08

No. Baptisim is used as a outwardly proclamation to tell others you have accepted God, and want to follow him. Salvation, or grace, being "saved" is a free gift between you & God. baptisim is just the next public step. you can be baptized 100 x's but if you donot accept God inwardly it means nothing.
---eve7583 on 12/11/08

Baptism does not guarantee salvation. We are saved by faith and not of works or some men will boast about their works
---Dr._David_M._Ward on 12/10/08

No, this is a outword show to the world that I am finish with the wrongs of the world and I am now serving the Lord. It is emertion in the water signifies the death, burial and ressection of sin. And I AM NOW WALKING IN THE NEWNESS OF LIFE with christ as my saviour. Salvation is what you obtain from christ when you are walking with him allowing him to lead and direct your life.
---allia3567 on 12/10/08

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Mima:-Actually Baptism guarantees salvation given the time and place of baptism, as a general statement the answer would be NO.but it allows admission into heaven as an essential ingredient B/c it absolves Original the case of an infant and in an adult,original and 'all' sin is washed away as "a one & first time only" so if you die as an adult 'immediately after Baptism' you get (salvation) admitted.This Baptism of desire repentance as seen By Jesus in the Good thief is a prime example of his salvation.Ps Mima you should get Catholic First hand information from the correct source.Take lessons!!
---MIC on 12/10/08

NO WAY does baptism guarantee salvation. Baptism is an outward testamony to an internal decision. Baptism is showing people you have salvation and you are now dead to sin. Plus, it also is a reminder to the person being baptised that as Christ was raised from the dead, the person being baptise will also be raised.

"As ye have therefore received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in him:...."
Col 2:6 (KJV)

"Buried with him in baptism, wherein also ye are risen with him through the faith of the operation of God, who hath raised him from the dead.'
Col 2:12 (KJV)
---wivv on 12/10/08

No!!!! Baptism does not give you a free pass to eternal life. The only way to gain salvation and eternal life is to believe in our Savior Jesus Christ!!! That does not mean know of him but, have a personal relationship with him. It mean reading and studing his word, hearing his word and living his word. The Christian walk is not easy but, it is the only road to Salvation and eternal life.
---Diana_4895 on 12/10/08

IDOWU....The ststement you said:It is possible to baptise even a baby that does not know anything.
That comment is not Biblical. Throughout scripture you believe, and are baptized or you confess sin and are baptized. Baptizing babies is not in the Scriptures.
---JIM on 12/10/08

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baptism is a symbol of being born again. a start of new life, receiving the holy,s also a confirmation of forgiveness of sins all this is done in the name of the father, son and holy spirit
---jennifer on 12/10/08

Baptism does not signify or guarantee salvation. Salvation is quite different from batism. It is possible to baptise even a baby that does not know anything while salvation is personal contact with the Lord Jesus Christ. Becoming born again and having Jesus Christ as your personal saviour and your personal Lord. You can be baptised and yet loose heaven.
---IDOWU on 12/10/08

Salvation is by the Grace of God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ (not by works).
Water Baptism, an outward sign, to show we have been saved.

Spiritual Baptism,the Holy Spirit cleanse our old nature and gives us a new soul. Then we have a new heart and spirit (Eph 5).
---Peara6534 on 12/9/08

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