Do we need to be baptised?

Posted by Christine on Facebook here.

I have had many discussions about the subject of baptism with people, and it never fails that sometime during the discussion, they just deny what the scriptures say about the topic. They at times just say, “I deny what you are saying about about baptism,” ignoring the fact that all I am doing is quoting verses about baptism. Another response I have gotten is, “You don’t have to be baptised!” Well, to this response I say, you are absolutely right! You do not have to get baptised. This is a true statement. You only have to get baptised if:

  • you want to follow in the steps of Maschiach, who was immersed (Matthew 3:16);
  • you want to become a disciple (Matthew 28:19);
  • you want to be saved (Mark 16:16);
  • you want to enter the reign of Elohim (John 3:5);
  • you want your sins remitted (Acts 2:38);
  • you want the gift of the Ruach ha’Kodesh(Holy Spirit)(Acts 2:38; 5:32);
  • you have gladly received the word of Elohim (Acts 2:41);
  • you have believed the preaching of the Good News of the Kingdom (Acts 8:12)
  • you want to obey the commandment of Elohim (Acts 10:47-48)
  • you want your sins washed away (Acts 22:16)
  • you want to call upon The Almighty (Acts 22:16)
  • you want to be IN Yahushua haMaschiach (Romans 6:3)
  • you want to be IN the death of the Maschiach (Romans 6:3)
  • you want to be buried WITH Yahushua and raised to walk in newness of life (Romans 6:4)
  • you want to be united with Yahushua in His death and resurrection (Romans 6:5)
  • you want to be crucified with the Maschiach (Romans 6:6)
  • you want your body of sin to be done away with (Romans 6:6)
  • you want to no longer be a slave to sin (Romans 6:6)
  • you want freed from sin (Romans 6:7)
  • you want to be washed and sanctified in the name of Yahushua by the Spirit of Elohim (1\I Corinthians 6:11)
  • you want to be in the body of the Maschiach (I Corinthians 12:13)
  • you no longer want to be under the tutor of the law (Galatians 3:25-27)
  • you want to become a son of The Almighty by faith (Galatians 3:26-27)
  • you want to be in the Maschiach and clothed with the Maschiach (Galatians 3:27)
  • you want to be sanctified and cleansed (Ephesians 5:26)
  • you want a spiritual circumcision of the Maschiach, in which your body of flesh (sin) is cut away (Colossians 2:11)
  • you want to be buried with Yahushua and raised up with Him (Colossians 2:12)
  • you want to be made alive together with the Maschiach(Colossians 2:13)
  • you want forgiven of all your transgressions (Colossians 2:13)
  • you want your heart and your evil conscience cleansed (Hebrews 10:22)
  • you want to make an appeal to The Almighty for a clean conscience (I Peter 3:21)
  • you want saved through the resurrection of the Maschiach(I Peter 3:21)

So as the verses above show, you really don’t have to be baptized, but I pray you will be so you can partake of the above blessings that are given to those who are.

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