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MED wrote at 2007-09-27 02:04:25
I can't comment for all Baptists but if you will, allow me to expound on the idea of "Believers" Baptism for a moment. Most Baptists believe in immersion - the Greek word used in tne New Testament is baptizo which means to "immerse".  Baptism does not wash away sin nor is there any significance other than this - it is an outward public demonstration of the inward change that has occured in the new believer based on the redeeming work of Jesus Christ.  It's like a wedding ring, just because you wear one that doesn't make you married, however, wearing on does suggest to the world that at least outwardly you are indeed married. Hope this clarifies what we Baptists believe.

Crystal W wrote at 2008-02-03 19:59:11
As you have said, the love of God is free to all, so, incidentally, his love does not need to be poured out through Baptism. Many people commit their children to God by bringing them before the church as Mary the mother of Jesus did when he was an infant. Baptism is for the one who has accepted Christ as savior, otherwise, the water means nothing.

EVANGELIST RACHEL RODGERS wrote at 2016-02-10 17:19:59
Bill, you poor man.  I realize it has been several years from the year you posted this question about biblical baptism, and I hope you are still able to receive the answer from me that you were not given by the former persons who failed to reveal the correct answer to you.

If you have a King James Bible, please turn to Acts 2:36-42.  Your direct answer is in verse 38.

Your baptism for salvation must be of a person who has reached the age of accountability; knowing right from wrong and the responsibility involved in the life long commitment to become a child of God and live holy unto the Lord continually thereafter. Babies and infants are not required of God to be baptized for the remission of their sins because they have no knowledge of sin, right or wrong and are automatically covered in the blood of Jesus until they have reached the age of accountability; in some instances this is as early as age 8 or 9.

The person must be fully submerged in water; symbolizing the sinful self being buried with Christ Jesus and arising from the watery grave a new creature in Christ Jesus; fully cleansed of all sins- born again.

Examples of the necessity of full submersion in water can be found in Mt. 3:13-15 KJV Jesus Christ setting the initial example, and Acts 8:38 KJV Phillip baptized the Etheopian Eunuch.

It is important that when you are being submerged in water that the righteous preacher; and the preacher must be saved himself to be righteous in the sight of God to perform this necessary and sacred ceremony on you, speak the NAME OF JESUS CHRIST  OR THE LORD JESUS CHRIST [and nothing more or less] over you, as instructed in Acts 2:38 KJV, in order for your baptism to be legal in the sight of God.

AS my words are limited in this space, Visit for further instruction in righteousness from God's true Prophet H. Walsker


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The Rev. William E. Olewiler


United Methodist church structure and doctrine. Science and religion. Christian Education and the Sunday School. Religion and race. Women in the church. United Methodist pastor for 22 years. Member, commissions on Religion and Race and Status and Role of Women. Masters in Divinity and Religious Education.


Ordained deacon and elder, United Methodist Church. District and conference leadership.

Bachelor of Arts, Political Science, George Washington University, Washington DC Master of Arts, Political Science, Brown University, Providence RI Master of Arts, Teaching Secondary Social Studies, Teachers College/Columbia University, New York NY Master of Divinity, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC Doctor of Ministry, Wesley Theological Seminary, Washington DC

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