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BAPTISM QUESTIONS MAIN PAGE
This page is a listing of various questions on baptism, with links to the answers. Just click on the Question.
What is original sin and does baptism take it away?
How come there are so many different ideas about baptism. If you were to asked ten different ministers about it you would likely get ten different answers. Don't they all have the same Bible?
Do you believe in the baptism of the Holy Ghost for Christians today?
Why was Jesus baptized? Did He become, as others, a disciple of John the Baptist?
Is baptism necessary to salvation?
Do you believe in the "Baptism of the Holy Ghost and fire?"
Does the Bible teach baptismal regeneration?
Where does the Bible say we are blameless until the "age of accountability," and if the Bible says we are born in sin (as you wrote that it does), where does it say Christ's blood *automatically* cleanses anyone (as you wrote it does for children without baptism)?
(from last article) Where does it say Christ's blood *automatically* cleanses anyone (as you wrote it does for children without baptism)?
John baptized for repentance, and Jesus was baptized by John. I understand why, but if John did that type of baptism, wasn't it by sprinkling instead of immersion according to Jewish customs?
If I confess Christ and get baptized will I not be saved?
The Bible is very explicit regarding the fact that baptism is a necessary part of obedience to the gospel. It is also explicit that the gospel must be obeyed (Romans 2:8; Romans 10:16; Galatians 3:1; Galatians 5:7; 2 Thessalonians 1:8; Hebrews 5:9; Hebrews 11:8; 1 Peter 1:22; 1 Peter 4:17)
Acts 2:38-39 "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost." It seems to me here that to receive the gift of the Spirit, baptism is essential.
What does it mean when the Lord said to Paul,"...arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord?" Acts 22:16. Does this not teach that baptism takes away sins?
If baptism isn't a Christian's public testimony to the world, what is it?
Is Christian baptism a testimony to the world?
Is it scriptural to be baptized twice.?
All comments and questions to: Harold Smith
Updated Sept. 2013 by Sandra Felix