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Tori0914

Tori0914

I read the article that Christi Given wrote and a question popped up in my mind. Many churches do not teach baptism as an essential part of the Christian walk. Is this true? Or do we need to be baptized in order to be a Christian?

December 6, 2014 at 06:23
chloe523

chloe523

Nope 🙂 Baptism is not essential but it is encouraged. Baptism is a way to symbolize your faith and walk with Christ and you should already be a Christian and know God personally when you get baptized. (That’s also why my church doesn’t baptize babies because they are too young to have made that decision to walk with Christ)

December 30, 2014 at 04:45
pjbaseballgirl

pjbaseballgirl

yeah, baptism is a bit weird. but chloe is right. i was baptized when i was eight and i totally didnt get what was happening. as far as i was concerned some robed pastor guy was just sprinkling water on my head and that was all their is to it.

January 11, 2015 at 15:13
Project Inspired

love545

Baptism is necessary for salvation for those to whom the Gospel has been proclaimed and who have had the possibility of asking for this sacrament.

January 25, 2015 at 14:58
AdventureGirl

AdventureGirl

Absolutely not. Our salvation is based solely on Jesus’ death and resurrection. the only thing we must do is believe and accept the gift of salvation. There is no religious ritual we must perform for salvation.

February 4, 2015 at 17:30
Grace280

Grace280

Baptism is only an act of obedience to follow the steps of Christ and proclaim our faith to others it is by no means necessary for salvation, and should only be done when we are called not under pressure

March 4, 2015 at 23:47
CocoChanelNumber5

CocoChanelNumber5

I believe that baptism is definitely essential to being a Christian because Jesus himself was baptized. His followers were also baptized, and we are his followers so we should follow suit. I was baptized as an infant into the Roman Catholic church, so we believe that you do need to be baptized. However, there are definitely different types of baptism such as baptism by desire (you want to be baptized into the faith but don’t have the means to do so) or baptism by blood (if one is a martyr for their Christian faith). There are plenty of people in the world that have not been baptized but achieve salvation. So I encourage you to definitely consider it, pray about it, and decide whether or not baptism is the route you would like to take.

August 18, 2015 at 12:22
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ZebraWarriorEDS

No, Not at all. When I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior, my parents wanted my great grandfather, who is a pastor, to baptized me. But we live in TN and all my family including my great grandparents live up in NY. So we waited intill all 3 of us accepted Jesus, then my parents invited my family down to our small family family reunion/ baptism. I never signed a card, I was always to shy to walk down the aisle of my Church. But the Bible says, As long as you accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you will be saved. Romans 10:9. Hope this helps. 😀

October 12, 2015 at 22:41
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