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It is a essential part of being a Christian in truth .If we have His guidance and help then no amount of self can unlock and loose what needs to be in order to grow in Him . He is our surety ....so very important ,and very real ...peace
I would like to ask all Christians a serious question, how important is baptism to you?
Water baptism, like the Eucharist, is nothing more than a public display of faith in Christ.
Say stupid arrogant stuff, and expect to get called out on it.
originally posted by: BELIEVERpriest
a reply to: Szarah
Salvation of the Spirit is faith in Christ's payment for our sins.
Water baptism, like the Eucharist, is nothing more than a public display of faith in Christ. It also communicates the progressive Salvation of the Soul. Water represents the water of the Word of God washing away unrighteousness.
However, to carry out water baptism without putting it in its proper place, is vanity.
So, no. Water baptism is not salvation. It simply depicts salvation in totality:
Salvation of Spirit--Death to sin.
Salvation of Soul--Washed by the Word.
Salvation of the Body--Resurrection as Christ was resurrected.
A symbol cannot save you.
No, I am not JW.