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Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? // Ask Pastor John

Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation? // Ask Pastor John


TheBible regulates us to be baptized, yet what does the water really do? Does it conserve us, like 1 Peter 3: 21 shows up to state? We have forty inquiries in the inbox regarding Acts 2:38 There in the message, a number of candidates have actually collected. And Peter claims to them, “Repent as well as be baptized each of you for Jesus Christ for the mercy of your wrongs, as well as you will certainly obtain the present of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2: 38). Indeed, 3 thousand individuals repent as well as are baptized. It’s an impressive view! The message likewise shows up to place water baptism before conversion or in the minute of conversion. Likewise, Paul was informed to “climb as well as be baptized as well as remove your wrongs, getting in touch with his name” (Acts22: 16). Dozens of audiences have composed in to primarily ask, “Are we conserved after water baptism, prior to water baptism, or in water baptism?”. Read or pay attention to this meeting at our site: https://www.desiringgod.org/interviews/is-baptism-necessary-for-salvation. Find various other current as well as prominent Ask Pastor John episodes: https://www.desiringgod.org/ask-pastor-john.
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23 COMMENTS

Joseph Logsdon - posted on September 24, 2019 5:54 am

I would consider myself to be a non-denominational Christian. I have the desire to be baptized, but sadly, most churches require you to be a member before they will baptize you.

Alexis Herron - posted on September 24, 2019 8:24 am

I was recently deeply troubled while asking myself this exact question just a few days ago. I let God lead me and I found your channel and this video. Thank you for sharing and being a messenger for God. I have been blessed by his sacrifice for my soul and his loving guidance to return to him. Amen.

atam mardes - posted on September 24, 2019 8:32 am

Salvation is a solution to a problem the religion scam has created. It's like someone going around cutting people with a knife in order to sell band-aid.

Jack - posted on September 25, 2019 4:13 am

NO

Matthew Prince - posted on September 25, 2019 9:54 am

Individual scriptures out of context are not a solid argument for anything… the bible was not written in verses and chapters, but as complete works. That being said, follow through all of the examples of conversion in the scriptures and all are baptized into Christ. We are told many times in the bible to be baptized, so if you directly disobey the word of God because you don't agree with it (baptism in this case) do you really believe it? do you really have faith? I suggest, in my humble opinion, read the bible, read scriptures contextually. Don't simply trust a mans word. I understand Johns opinion, but I disagree in this case.

Justin Harris - posted on September 25, 2019 4:05 pm

Ive always been taught that the thief on the cross was in an Old Testament setting. Matthew 28:19-20. Acts 2:38 hasnt been preached, given, or taught yet.

Grace - posted on September 26, 2019 8:13 am

So you're saying that all you have to do is believe in God to be saved – what about James 2:19 where it says that even the demons believe? Are they in a saved relationship?

Mike Hisaw - posted on September 26, 2019 12:08 pm

The context of Acts 2:38 clearly demonstrates that Piper’s claim that “be baptized” is merely an “accompanying act and not a causative one” is FALSE. In Acts 2:40, Peter commanded, “Save yourselves.” How does Luke day that they obeyed that command? “So those who received his word were baptized” (v. 41 ESV). The doctrine of salvation by faith alone without baptism originated with Ulrich Zwingli in about 1525 and not with Peter.

King Heredia - posted on September 26, 2019 8:53 pm

It's still simple, if you live the same life you did before you met Jesus you are NOT saved. If you repented and reject sin and believe in Jesus you are saved

John Dough - posted on September 27, 2019 3:46 am

JESUS CHRIST baptizes in THE HOLY SPIRIT and fire

Luis U Gonzalez - posted on September 28, 2019 11:26 am

Why not. Jesus did it.

Mist Ball - posted on September 28, 2019 3:48 pm

Until we are baptised, are we not like Naaman (2 kings 5)? Spiritual leprosy, living according to flesh that is beginning to rot. We want power to overcome but we are still walking (spiritually) in the flesh. Surely we must bury this old flesh, this old man, through baptism, so we can also be resurrected, that we may walk in newness of life.

"But what about the thief on the cross?" He died under the old testament, we are now under the new testament. And
Hebrews 9: 16. For where a testament is, there must also of necessity be the death of the testator. 17. For a testament is of force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the testator liveth.

SD - posted on September 29, 2019 1:34 pm

The Bible commands everyone to be baptized in more than one location but in the Book of Acts which tells the facts of the beginning of Christianity, Jesus told them after His crucifixion to go to a certain location and wait for further spiritual instruction. The Holy Ghost baptism occurred and the people in the surrounding area asked what was happening. Peter explained that the fulfillment of the plan of salvation was happening and they asked what must they do to be saved and he told them what they must do, Acts 2:38 Repent and be baptized in Jesus Name and they shall receive the Gift of the Holy Ghost. So repent, be baptized in water, receive Holy Ghost (Spirit). Other places in the Bible it specifically says believers are to be baptized and those whom believe do not will be damned. Jesus Himself was baptized and He is our Example.

Sean Rath - posted on September 29, 2019 10:39 pm

We are spirit soul and body. Our spirit is saved our soul is being saved and our bodies will be redeemed and we will be like Jesus. When we call on Jesus believing with our whole being and deciding to follow Jesus for our lifetime then we become a child of god . No true believe in Jesus will refuse to do his first commandment to be baptized. Baptism always followed immediately after believing and repentance.and is always full immersion. Saint Peter commanded all the believers in Cornelius household to be baptized in water or into Jesus act 10:48.

Robert Carter - posted on October 1, 2019 7:58 pm

Do I need to be re-baptized because I used to be a member of the mormon church?

David Phillips - posted on October 2, 2019 4:30 pm

And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord. Acts 22:16

David Phillips - posted on October 2, 2019 4:42 pm

Saving faith doesn't ever precede action. It coincides with action. Hebrews 11

David Phillips - posted on October 2, 2019 4:45 pm

2 Looking unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith; who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is set down at the right hand of the throne of God. Heb. 12:2

David Phillips - posted on October 2, 2019 5:27 pm

Obedience= Faith Heb. 3
16 For who, having heard, rebelled? Indeed, was it not all who came out of Egypt, led by Moses? 17 Now with whom was He angry forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose corpses fell in the wilderness? 18 And to whom did He swear that they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey? 19 So we see that they could not enter in because of unbelief.

in Christ - posted on October 2, 2019 10:21 pm

Why don't we just do what the word tells us. How do we apply Jesus name? Baptized into Christ

Trevor Brantigan - posted on October 4, 2019 1:07 am

What if you were baptized when you were born, but not before you became a believer??

Sean Rath - posted on October 4, 2019 5:12 pm

One thing we all should know is that no one could be baptized into Jesus death burial and resurrection until Jesus was crucified buried and rose again. Romans 6:2-6 No true believers in Jesus would refuse to obey Jesus first commandment of being baptized. Jesus said he that believes and is baptized will be saved. How will we do the greater works mentioned in John 14:12 if anyone refuses to obey Jesus first commandment. The 3000 gladly were baptized after hearing Saint Peter’s message in Acts 2:38-46.. Saint Peter commanded all the believers in Cornelius house to be baptized into Jesus Christ Acts 10:48. Why are you waiting just be baptized into Jesus and be filled with the Holy Spirit by asking Jesus to fill you.

Grace - posted on October 6, 2019 9:55 am

When the thief was on the cross, Jesus was there beside him – obviously. According to Mark 2:10 ("But that you may know, the Son of Man has authority on Earth to forgive sins), Jesus could forgive that man's sins because Jesus was alive then. It's just like if I had a car (forgiveness of sins in this analogy), I could give it to anyone I wanted while I was alive, but as soon as I die, people would have to look at my will (the Bible in Jesus's case) to see who gets it (everyone) what to do to get the car (belief, repent, confess that Jesus is the Lord, be baptised and live a faithful life).

Also, the thief was saved before Jesus died on the cross, meaning it was still the Old Covenant, and not relevant to us today. It's just like sacrificing lambs – we don't do it anymore because Jesus died on the cross.


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