For Christians only. Is baptism not necessary for salvation?

Malaysia
April 21, 2008 7:20am CST
I was shock to hear such a statement " Baptism is not necessary for salvation but faith and belief will do." I would like opinion from all Christ believers.
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@kwenge (2492)
• Kenya
21 Apr 08
My opinion is that, Baptism is necessary for salvation. YOu can have faith and belief in God but if you are not baptised then there is no salvation in you. Even Jesus got baptised and yet he had no sins. You have to die in Christ then rise in Christ in Jordan. Your sins are washed in baptism.
@danzer (2731)
• Philippines
21 Apr 08
That's a good question. If we study the Bible, particularly the practice of believers in bible times, we can see that baptism has nothing to do with salvation. Before a person is baptized, they believed and trusted Jesus Christ first. Read the book of Acts and observe! Good day.
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@Pose123 (21662)
• Canada
3 May 08
Hi Muliaman, Baptism is not necessary for salvation. Blessings.
@rmuxagirl (7559)
• United States
2 May 08
Honestly that is a tough question. In my opinion it's not. Because when you confess with your mouth and believe in your heart then you are saved and have salvation.
• United States
21 Apr 08
Our church basically teaches that baptism is basically a public declaration that you are a follower in Christ. It is really a symbolic act and is not necessary to be saved. For me, personally, it is a sign that a person is ready to begin their ministry in the Lord. Jesus didn't get baptized until just before he started his own ministry and I think he was about 30 at the time.