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Discussion in 'Free-For-All Archives' started by RTG, Dec 11, 2004.
Just wondering if all Conservative Baptists beleive in baptismal regeneration?
Perhaps your question would be better answered in a Baptist forum, like the General Baptist Discussions or Baptist Theology.
But to answer directly, no Baptist believes in baptismal regeneration. What makes you think that the Conservative Baptists do? Those that believe in baptismal regeneration are not baptist--plain and simple.
baptismal regeneration isnt in the bibel and is an inccorect teaching and not taught in any baptist church. maney others reject that as well because it is not biblical its usually heard of in some catholic churches.
Unlikely - Armaininism on a whole tends to reject that idea, and a number of Baptists are in the Arminian camp.
I'm Scottish, Irish, French-Canadian & Indian (native American), but no Armainist-whatever. I consider myself a Fundamental New Testament Christian. But if conservative Baptist fits.....
Baptism is an outward sign of Christ's sacrifice. We go competely under water to represent Christ's burial. We remain under for a few seconds to represent Christ's 3 days in the tomb. We come out to represent Christ beating death, and rising again.
I believe it is God's will for Christians to be baptized. To identify with him. But the baptism happens after salvation. Once saved is saved once, so ipso-facto, the baptism could not save.
Also, the way I look at salvation, infant sprinkling is at best, worthless. Infants cannot repent, so baptism would be ineffective. And sprinkling is not baptism.
You can be saved and not baptized.
You can be baptized and not saved.
Good post Bro. Curtis
Interesting, though, is that we wear the label - Baptist - of something we believe is very important to do, but has no mytic power, while those who do believe that call themselves something else. Maybe that's what confuses folks.