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Many question the importance of baptism. Is it essential for our salvation?

Many question the importance of baptism. Is it essential for our salvation?

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  • 1. Is Baptism Essential? Many believe baptism is: 1) Important 2) Commanded 3) The will of God BUT – Not essential for salvation
  • 2. The Bible Answer
    • The New Testament is very clear about the purpose of baptism
    • Baptism is essential IF you want what baptism offers.
  • 3. The PURPOSE of Baptism
    • For the forgiveness of sins Acts 2:38
    • Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
    • Baptism is essential if you want to be forgiven of sins
  • 4. The PURPOSE of Baptism
    • For salvation 1 Peter 3:21
    • There is also an antitype which now saves us--baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
    • Baptism is essential if you want to be saved
  • 5. The PURPOSE of Baptism
    • To wash away sins Acts 22:16
    • And now why are you waiting? Arise and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.'
    • Baptism is essential if you want your sins washed away
  • 6. The PURPOSE of Baptism
    • To be born again John 3:5
    • Jesus answered, "Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.
    • Baptism is essential if you want your to enter the kingdom of God.
  • 7. The PURPOSE of Baptism
    • To be in Christ Galatians 3:26-27
    • 26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
    • 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
    • Baptism is essential if you want your to be in Christ.
  • 8. The PURPOSE of Baptism
    • To be walk in a new life Romans 6:3-4
    • 3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? 4 Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.
    • Baptism is essential if you want to walk in a new life.
  • 9. The PURPOSE of Baptism
    • To enter into Christ
    • Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.
    • Romans 6:3 Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?
    • Baptism is essential if you want to enter into Christ.
  • 10. The Bible Answer
    • NO – baptism is not essential
      • To live in this world
      • Enjoy the creation
      • To home, family, children, grandchildren
      • Be a member of some denomination
    • YES – Baptism is essential IF -
      • You want eternal life in heaven
      • You want to be saved, forgiven
  • 11. The Bible Answer
    • The New Testament is very clear about the purpose of baptism
    • Baptism is essential IF you want what baptism offers.