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Importance of Baptism


I’m just re-blogging the below post. To read more, you can follow this link to the original posting CLICK HERE

I got this in my inbox, and realized the importance of this, so please share with others! Feel free to re-blog 🙂

Let’s get right to the point.  First off, water baptism does not save a Christian from the penalty for their sins.  What is it good for then?  Water baptism helps a Christian resist the temptation to sin.  Those are the two most important things a Christian needs to know about water baptism.

Question:  “Then are you going on record before the Church and God, Norm, that water baptism is not necessary for salvation?”

Answer:  Absolutely, because there is no place in the Bible where it clearly states that it is, and anyone who states differently is trying to add to Ephesians 2:8-9 as well as other Bible passages supporting Ephesians 2:8-9, whether knowingly or unknowingly.  However, water baptism it is a commandment from God for a Christian to be water baptized, if/when at all possible (and infant baptism does not count either).   Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, (make disciples of Jesus Christ of people in every nation, in other words) baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, – Matthew 28:19.  I don’t view this command by Jesus to be a suggestion.  It’s clear to me it’s a commandment.  (Also see: Acts 2:38, though many excellent Bible scholars believe and agree that Peter in this passage is referring to John’s baptism of repentance [changing the way you think and act about Godly righteousness – sinning against God – obedience to God], and NOT the water baptism immersion into Jesus Christ that Romans 6 is addressing, as I too believe there were two different water baptisms going on as Acts 19:4 is addressing).

Go to the link to read further 🙂 CLICK HERE

Above posting by : Norm Rasmussen

Be Blessed family and spread the word!

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