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Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?

Source of this article is https://carm.org/is-baptism-necessary-salvation by Matt Slick

One of the most nagging questions in Christianity is whether or not baptism is necessary for salvation. The answer is a simple, "No, water baptism is not necessary for salvation."

 

 

Conclusion

 

Baptism is not necessary for salvation.

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It is the initiatory sign and seal into the covenant of grace.

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As circumcision referred to the cutting away of sin and to a change of heart (Deut. 10:16; 30:6; Jer. 4:4; 9:25, 26; Ezk.44:7, 9) baptism refers to the washing away of sin (Acts 2:38; 1 Pet. 3:21; Tit. 3:5) and to spiritual renewal (Rom. 6:4; Col. 2:11-12).

 

The circumcision of the heart is signified by the circumcision of the flesh, that is, baptism (Col. 2:11-12).

 

 

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One last thought:

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If someone maintains that baptism is necessary for salvation, is he adding a work, his own, to the finished work of Christ?

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If the answer is yes, then that person would be in terrible risk of not being saved.

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If the answer is no, then why is baptism maintained as being necessary the same way as the Jews maintained that works were necessary?