1. Welcome to Baptist Board, a friendly forum to discuss the Baptist Faith in a friendly surrounding.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to all the features that our community has to offer.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon and God Bless!

Do you need to be Baptized to be Saved?

Discussion in '2004 Archive' started by jv717, Apr 15, 2004.

  1. jv717

    jv717 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2003
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    0
    Do you need to be Baptized to be Saved?

    *** Please use scripture to back up your answer ***

    :confused:
     
  2. Jailminister

    Jailminister New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2003
    Messages:
    907
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you are talking about water baptism, then the answer is no. Here is one scripture:
    Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: [it is] the gift of God:
    Eph 2:9 Not of works, lest any man should boast.


    Now water baptism is a work. If it is essential for salvation than that voids out Eph. 2:8,9.
     
  3. donnA

    donnA New Member

    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2000
    Messages:
    23,354
    Likes Received:
    0
    Baptism is not needed for salvation, but for obedience and a public testimony of salvation.
     
  4. Debby in Philly

    Debby in Philly New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2003
    Messages:
    2,537
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not required. Romans 10:9,10 -
    9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
    10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
     
  5. jv717

    jv717 New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2003
    Messages:
    120
    Likes Received:
    0
    The funny thing is before I became a Christian, I thought each denomination had there own way to heaven, even BAPTISTS (baptism).......... But now I realize that the Word of God is the only truth, not denominations.
     
  6. Joshua Rhodes

    Joshua Rhodes <img src=/jrhodes.jpg>

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2003
    Messages:
    3,944
    Likes Received:
    0
    Not required.

    John 3:16
    "... that whoever believes in Him..."
    NOT
    "...that whoever believes and is baptized..."

    At least 99 times in the Gospel of John, most from Christ's mouth, the only requirement for salvation is the belief in Him.
     
  7. LarryN

    LarryN New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2003
    Messages:
    958
    Likes Received:
    0
    Luke 22:39-43 (KJV):

    39 And one of the malefactors which were hanged railed on him, saying, If thou be Christ, save thyself and us. 40 But the other answering rebuked him, saying, Dost not thou fear God, seeing thou art in the same condemnation? 41 And we indeed justly; for we receive the due reward of our deeds: but this man hath done nothing amiss. 42 And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy kingdom. 43 And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, To day shalt thou be with me in paradise.

    This example is the old, cliched response to this question- but the thief on the cross had no opportunity to get baptized, if baptism is required for salvation.
     
  8. KimS

    KimS New Member

    Joined:
    Feb 17, 2004
    Messages:
    194
    Likes Received:
    0
    I used to worry about that as my brother and I weren't baptized and I thought that was the only way to get to Heaven. Of course, I know better now (I did get baptized last year though).

    Kim
     
  9. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Administrator
    Administrator

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2000
    Messages:
    29,589
    Likes Received:
    95
    Faith:
    Baptist
    We ARE baptized by the Spirit into the body of Christ. Without ThAT baptism, we are not part of Christ!

    Of course, I agree with my colleagues here on the absolutely LACK of necessity for water baptism as any part of salvation.
     
  10. Ben W

    Ben W Active Member
    Site Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 16, 2002
    Messages:
    8,883
    Likes Received:
    6
    No, Acts 2:21 "All who call on the name of the Lord shall be saved".
     
  11. superdave

    superdave New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2000
    Messages:
    2,055
    Likes Received:
    0
    Plenty of Verses in scripture requiring Baptism for Salvation!

    But Dr. Bob is right, they are all speaking of Spirit Baptism, which is concurrent with Salvation

    Water Baptism is not required for Salvation, the above verses are more than proof enough. This is just an amen.
     
  12. Thankful

    Thankful <img src=/BettyE.gif>

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2002
    Messages:
    8,430
    Likes Received:
    0
    Water Baptism is not required for Salvation and I agree with the above verses and I like what Donna said:

    I would add Water Baptism.
     
Loading...