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What is the purpose of baptism?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:03 PM on May. 3, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • In my religion, the purpose of baptism is: 1. The Father commanded it. 2. It symbolically washes away our sins. 3. Represents the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:16 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • your acceptance of God in your life.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:32 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • It signifies the burial of the old man and come up as a new Creation in Christ. Its the outward manifestation of the inward decision you made in your own heart of accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.
    Shaneagle777

    Answer by Shaneagle777 at 11:48 PM on May. 3, 2010

  • Baptism is an outward confession of your faith and acceptance of salvation
    GMMOLLY

    Answer by GMMOLLY at 12:01 AM on May. 4, 2010

  • I agree with all of these replies. God sees what has happened inwardly. It is man who sees the outside. So Baptism is symbolic of the internal salvation and relationship with God. It is as an outward testimony to others, a symbolic reminder for the one being baptised. And it is symbolic of the new creation we become through Christ, a cleansing, renewing, rebirth into a new life.
    NikkiMomof2grls

    Answer by NikkiMomof2grls at 1:42 PM on May. 4, 2010

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