You Must Be Baptized to get into Heav...

You Must Be Baptized to get into Heaven!!

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Kay

Lexington, KY

#1 Aug 23, 2008
On a previous topic, many Christians mentioned that baptism is not necessary to get into heaven.

For those of you that believe Baptism is not necessary please read the following scriptures:

Mark 16:16, John 3:3-8, Acts 2:38, Acts 22:16, Romans 6:3-9, 2 Corinthians 5:17, Galations 3:27, Ephesians 5:25-26, Colosions 2:8-14, Titus 3:4-7, 1st Peter 3:18-21

I myself do not believe that baptism is necessary because my denomination preaches this. It is strictly because the bible says so.

I'm not trying to say that other denomination's members are not going to heaven because their church members aren't baptized. I'm simply saying that, according to the bible, that baptism is necessary for salvation.
Curious

Eubank, KY

#2 Aug 23, 2008
Thank you!!=)
Marsha

Manchester, KY

#3 Aug 23, 2008
The word baptism is derived from the Greek word "baptizo" which means to immerse or submerge.

Christian baptism symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ Jesus. In Christian baptism, the one being baptized is testifying that they were in Christ Jesus on the cross of Calvary when sin was judged, that they died with Him, were buried with Him, and just as He arose from the dead, they too have arisen to a new life in Him.(Romans 6:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:17, 21)

In the New Testament, Christian baptism is for believers and it represents their new life in Christ Jesus.(2 Corinthians 5:17) For one to be baptized in water, apart from personal commitment to Christ Jesus, is to no avail. If water baptism were a requirement for salvation, none who died prior to Christ Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection would have been saved. Likewise, the thief whom Christ Jesus told would be with Him in Paradise would not have been saved; but he was.(Luke 23:42-43)

Christian baptism is not required for salvation, but, rather, is a testimony of what has taken place in the life of the one being baptized, it's an act of obedience (Matthew 28:19), and it’s the first step towards discipleship.
Sweetness

Manchester, KY

#4 Aug 23, 2008
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

No mention of having to be baptized here either
Sweetness

Manchester, KY

#5 Aug 23, 2008
Luke 15:7 I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than over ninety and nine just persons, which need no repentance.

Doesn't mention it here either when they are celebrating in heaven.
Curious

Eubank, KY

#6 Aug 23, 2008
Doesn't everyone deserve a chance to show their "inward" change of accepting God into their heart differently?
Kay

Lexington, KY

#7 Aug 23, 2008
Marsha wrote:
The word baptism is derived from the Greek word "baptizo" which means to immerse or submerge.
Christian baptism symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ Jesus. In Christian baptism, the one being baptized is testifying that they were in Christ Jesus on the cross of Calvary when sin was judged, that they died with Him, were buried with Him, and just as He arose from the dead, they too have arisen to a new life in Him.(Romans 6:3-4; 2 Corinthians 5:17, 21)
In the New Testament, Christian baptism is for believers and it represents their new life in Christ Jesus.(2 Corinthians 5:17) For one to be baptized in water, apart from personal commitment to Christ Jesus, is to no avail. If water baptism were a requirement for salvation, none who died prior to Christ Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection would have been saved. Likewise, the thief whom Christ Jesus told would be with Him in Paradise would not have been saved; but he was.(Luke 23:42-43)
Christian baptism is not required for salvation, but, rather, is a testimony of what has taken place in the life of the one being baptized, it's an act of obedience (Matthew 28:19), and it’s the first step towards discipleship.
Do you not realize there is chronology to the Bible. Before Christ's resurection, Christians were subject to the old law. After Christ's resurection, we are subject to the new law.

It is not just an act of obedience however, baptism is a REQUIREMENT to get into heaven. Jesus's plan for salvation is as follows:

Believe, Repent, Confession and Baptism.

This is clearly stated in the scriptures in post #1.
Kay

Lexington, KY

#8 Aug 23, 2008
Sweetness wrote:
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
No mention of having to be baptized here either
So just because this one scripture does not mention it means baptism is not required? Should we just overlook the many scriptures that say it is required above?

According to your post all I have to do is believe. Does this mean I can murder, rape, steal and pillage all of my life and I can still go to heaven?

The bible is meant to be observed as a whole, just not as one verse. There are many scriptures, some are provided above, that say baptism is required.
Kay

Lexington, KY

#9 Aug 23, 2008
As stated in a previous topic. I don't believe that baptism is necessary because my denomination thinks so. It is because the bible preaches, many many times, that baptism is required.

Some men pick and choose what they want to listen to in the bible. Men should read the entire bible and practice what it preaches. Men who think baptism isn't required are picking and choosing what scripture they want to believe.
Sweetness

Manchester, KY

#10 Aug 23, 2008
Well you are free to have your opinion as is everyone else. Just because you believe you are right does not make it so. There are just as many scriptures in the Bible that talk about going to heaven that don't mention having to be baptized. And, as far as I know the Bible says there is one way to get to heaven and that is to accept Christ as you savior. If you want to be baptized then good for you but you shouldn't go around telling people they won't go to heaven without being baptized because that is not true. Christ is the way to heaven, not water baptism.
Baptized Believer

London, KY

#11 Aug 23, 2008
Sweetness wrote:
John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
No mention of having to be baptized here either
17 I have copied the few verses that follow John 3:16 and as you can see Jesus and his desciples ended up baptizing as they traveled on. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.
18 He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.
19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
22 ¶ After these things came Jesus and his disciples into the land of Judaea; and there he tarried with them, and baptized.
Kay

Lexington, KY

#12 Aug 23, 2008
There are many different Christian denominations. Someone argued that many believe in different things, more or less, they pick and choose what they want to practice or believe.

I say what does your bible say, more importantly what does the new testament say as this is the law modern Christians are held accountable by.

The new testament clearly states, several times in several books, that we must be baptized in order to receive salvation.
Kay

Lexington, KY

#13 Aug 23, 2008
Sweetness wrote:
Well you are free to have your opinion as is everyone else. Just because you believe you are right does not make it so. There are just as many scriptures in the Bible that talk about going to heaven that don't mention having to be baptized. And, as far as I know the Bible says there is one way to get to heaven and that is to accept Christ as you savior. If you want to be baptized then good for you but you shouldn't go around telling people they won't go to heaven without being baptized because that is not true. Christ is the way to heaven, not water baptism.
Again, its not because I believe it. Its because the Bible says so. If you choose to not read and listen to what the Bible says, then so be it. It is you that are risking your soal for eternity.
Kay

Lexington, KY

#14 Aug 23, 2008
Sweetness wrote:
Well you are free to have your opinion as is everyone else. Just because you believe you are right does not make it so. There are just as many scriptures in the Bible that talk about going to heaven that don't mention having to be baptized. And, as far as I know the Bible says there is one way to get to heaven and that is to accept Christ as you savior. If you want to be baptized then good for you but you shouldn't go around telling people they won't go to heaven without being baptized because that is not true. Christ is the way to heaven, not water baptism.
Accepting Christ as your savior is step one in Gods plan for salvation. This is the step that involves Believing that Christ is your savior and that he died on the cross for our sins.

The steps are: Believe, Repent, Confess, and Be Baptised.

Its not that I am judging people and telling them that they are going to hell because they haven't been baptized. Does God make acceptions? He might make some. However, if you do use your bible as a guide to receiving eternal life, then baptism is clearly a step needed to get there. Its all there in red, white and black.

The reason I brought up this topic is because this is a part of the bible many Christians don't practice. I'm not sure why. It is all very clear that it is a requirement according to many passages in the Bible. Sure there are many passages that you have shown that make no mention of baptism. However, there are also many that do in fact mention baptism as a requirement.

I just want everyone to know that just because the man in your pulpit doesn't mention it doesn't mean that baptism isn't required to reach salvation. And those of you that go to Churches that don't preach Baptism as a requirement. Bring this up in your Sunday School classes or to your ministers. Provide them a list of the scriptures listed above, and ask why don't I need to be baptized? I think it is in your best interests that you be baptized.

Again, I'm not damning you, I'm just concerned about your soal and the risks you may be taking.
steetlurker

Somerset, KY

#15 Aug 23, 2008
Kay your foolish. Stop blaspheming the blood of Jesus. It is the only thing that brings salvation. You are treading into high water. God have mercy on your soul! You will give an account on judgement day. Quit believing a lie!

Since: Aug 08

Louisville, KY

#16 Aug 23, 2008
For God so loved the word that he gave his only begotten Son - WHO EVER BELIEVES IN HIM ; shall not parish - but have ever lasting life.

John 3:16

Their is nothing gray or confusing about that.

Since: Aug 08

Louisville, KY

#17 Aug 23, 2008
no action will get you into Heaven , only where your heart is. Anyone who understands God being a supernatural being would understand that.

Since: Aug 08

Louisville, KY

#18 Aug 23, 2008
physical*

Since: Aug 08

Elyria, OH

#19 Aug 23, 2008
Why is it when most christians explain something they strongly believe in that they pick up a 1700's dialect of english "God have mercy on your soul!" you will be accounted for blah blah blah, God will reep what is his and leave the others in a field, Blaspheming, foolish, i could go on and on and it's ridiculous.
why

Anderson, SC

#20 Aug 23, 2008
why cant we all just get along! wow God is not pleased with christians argueing this way he just wants us to love him! unconditionally!
if we cant get along down here, how are we ever gonna get along when we get to Heaven!

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