Is Baptism Optional?--Who Really Believes What. Okay everyone. For the past two years I have been attending a Church of Christ congregation. My views on baptism differ from most Church of Christ Christians and people. I hear people who believe 'salvation only upon completed baptism' describe those who disagree with them as so: `They don't believe we have to be baptized at all' and they usually mean just that. I believe that it is a mischaracterization. Therefore, let me help us all keep the record straight. Please answer these two questions: 1) Do you believe completed baptism is required for salvation? 2) If you answered `No' on question 1, do you still believe that God still commands it and we should do it? Please do not sidetrack the thread. Please keep your answers simple. This is to help set the record straight.