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Do I need to be water baptized

Discussion in 'Requests for Christian Advice' started by Christian dbz, Sep 4, 2020.

  1. Christian dbz

    Christian dbz New Member

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    When I was praying I believe I received the holy spirit. I felt somewhat drunk, peaceful and can now pray in tongues. I felt like water went into my head from above. Is it still required to get water baptized
     
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  2. tturt

    tturt Senior Veteran Supporter

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    Welcome to CF

    There's a doctrine of baptisms,..." (Heb 6:2). There are 3 baptisms:

    1 - By The Holy Spirit into Jesus is the baptism for salvation. Baptized into the body of Christ by believing in His death, burial, and resurrection.
    (Rev 1:5; Matt 26:28; Mark 1:4, 16:16; Luk 3:3; 1 Cor 12:13: Acts 2:38: Gal 3:27, +++)
    When we become believers then we are sealed with that Holy Spirit of promise. "In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise," Eph 1:13

    Water and Spirit baptism follows - not required for salvation- not in a set order following salvation:
    2 - By another believer (water baptism) (Matt 28:19, Matt 3:16 Philip with the eunuch "...when they were come up out of the water..." Acts 8:39.

    3 - By Jesus with or into The Holy Spirit (The Spirit baptism) Believers already have the Holy Spirit but this baptism endures us with power for service. (Acts 1:5 8: Acts 8:14-17; 10:44-48, Matt 3:11; Mark 1:8, Luke 3:16; Acts 11:16++++)'

    "And there are three that bear witness in earth, the Spirit, and the water, and the blood: and these three agree in one." I John 5:7-8
     
  3. RDKirk

    RDKirk Alien, Pilgrim, and Sojourner Supporter

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    The water baptism is not so much for you as for the Body of Christ of which you become part.
     
  4. thecolorsblend

    thecolorsblend If God is your Father, who is your Mother? Supporter

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  5. Aquatic Waves

    Aquatic Waves Well-Known Member

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    I ask myself the same thing
     
  6. Tigger45

    Tigger45 Martin Luther Supporter

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    The Lord Himself thinks baptism is a good idea.

    Matthew 28:19

    Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
     
  7. All4Christ

    All4Christ ✙ The Handmaid of God Laura ✙ CF Senior Ambassador Supporter

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    Jesus instituted baptism and directed us to be baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The normative practice of baptism as shown in Acts was to be baptized in water and receive the Holy Spirit. This is not just baptism in the Holy Spirit - it is specifically water as well (take a look at the passage of the Eunuch and Phillip).
     
  8. Joined2krist

    Joined2krist Well-Known Member Staff Member Trainee Supporter

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    1Jn 5:6
     
  9. Albion

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    If Christ himself commanded it and there are several examples in the Bible of people being baptized right after confessing their faith in him, why would you NOT do so yourself?
     
  10. BrotherJJ

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    Simple answer is yes.

    The salvation/sealing indwelling Holy Spirit baptism you received is a spiritual circumcision of the heart & can only be preformed thru Jesus.

    Christ gave 2 commandments: Love God 1st & love your fellow believer. Matt 22:37-40

    And 2 ordinance/decrees water baptism (Matt 28:19) & partaking in the Lords Supper (1 Cor 11:1-34).

    Believers should live/partake in both commandments & ordinance/decrees.

    Why water baptism? You are making an outward/public statement of you're inner change. You are stating/showing your belief in Jesus death (you are dying to self to live for Christ) burial (when you're immersed) & resurrection (when you rise up out of the water)

    Why partake in the Lords Supper? You are making a statement that you're remembering, Christ body, that was broken for your spiritual & physical health & Jesus shed blood whereby you received remission/pardon from ALL your sins. Peace BrotherJJ

    Find additional info see POST #11 in this thread: Does water baptism save you?
     
    Last edited: Sep 5, 2020
  11. longwait

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    Then Jesus arrived from Galilee at the Jordan coming to John, to be baptized by him. But John tried to prevent Him, saying, “I have need to be baptized by You, and do You come to me?” But Jesus answering said to him, “Permit it at this time; for in this way it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness.” Then he permitted Him. Matthew 3:13-15
     
  12. fwGod

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    Water baptism is as close as you can get to being crucified with Christ, buried and resurrecting as He did.

    By all means get water baptized as John the baptist fully immersed them, as Jesus was fully immersed, and as the Ethiopian Eunuch was fully immersed in water.
     
  13. Aquatic Waves

    Aquatic Waves Well-Known Member

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    So if your not water baptized as an adult, your not saved?
     
  14. Albion

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    That wasn't the question we were asked.
     
  15. Aquatic Waves

    Aquatic Waves Well-Known Member

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    ???
     
  16. Albion

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    The question asked by the Original Post was this:

    Nothing was said, one way or the other, about such a person not being saved if he isn't baptized.
     
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