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In your opinion is baptism essential for salvation ?


Asked by megamamaw at 3:02 AM on Dec. 18, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • Jesus said that baptism is necessary for salvation (John 3:5, Mark 16:16).

    Answer by flatlanderjenn at 10:17 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Yes, baptism is essential. Acts 2:38 says "And Peter said to them, 'Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.'"

    There are other scriptures that clearly indicate that immersion baptism is essential for salvation. The word "baptize" is a transliteration that means "to submerge in water". Baptism is the the death of the sinful life and the resurrection into the new life; it is the rebirth of the soul, the clean slate, the chance to start over and follow Christ to Heaven.


    Answer by May-20 at 9:02 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Our church teaches that after becoming saved, or asking Jesus into your heart, that you are next baptised. The baptism is a symbolic "washing away of the sin" You leave your old person in the water and come up new. I do believe it's an essential part of salvation, but moreso a personal than religious factor. Nothing in that water saves you. Your love and relationship with Jesus saves you.

    Answer by bbbrussell20 at 5:47 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Essential would mean that anyone who would be saved must take part. I believe that if we are able we should be baptized, and that we will be held accountable for not doing all we know to do. BUT some people accept Jesus at times when baptism is not possible.
    (Luke 23:39-43)

    Answer by Lexylex at 10:24 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • i was raised to answer yes, as Acts 2:38 and Mark 16:16 "Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned." goes.

    but my beliefs have encompassed a grander view of "saving" than just what the Bible says...but for someone that is a literal Bible follower it seems pretty clear to me, then again thats how i was raised to view those Bible verses.

    Answer by okmanders at 4:46 PM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • The bible say that you are saved through grace and you are save by confessing your sins.but the water baptism is just and sembalic of what Jesus did. If you belong to a church or no a pastor this would be song thing that you would need to ask

    Answer by tinamarie1972 at 4:22 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • Generally YES.

    Answer by SamKJones at 8:02 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • no.

    Answer by dullscissors at 8:05 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • No, I absolutely do not believe the symbol of baptism is a requirement for one's soul to be "saved", or even for one's ability to be a "true" Christian.

    Though I don't believe there are any conditions or prerequisites when it comes to God's love and grace.... ;)

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:19 AM on Dec. 18, 2010

  • No. You should be baptized after you are saved but you don't have to be baptized to be saved.

    Answer by Snewo at 11:30 AM on Dec. 18, 2010