Why is it that people have such a hard time understanding about baptism. Jesus said in Mark 16:16, “He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.” That should really put an end to all discussion – we need to be baptised!
Part of the problem is an understanding of what baptism is: it is immersion in water – plain and simple. We can see this in Acts 8:38-39 when the Ethiopian was baptised.
The reason we have to be baptised is because baptism is how we gain forgiveness of sins. Acts 2:28 tells us, “Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.’”
Baptism is for the forgiveness of sins. If we are not baptised we cannot have forgiveness – we cannot be saved.
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