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Water Baptism, A Must?

Dis is something dat has been bothering me 4 some time now so i want sensible contributions from christians. Is water baptism compulsory 4 a born again christian? Let's start now!

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chinkolo I love you lol.

You just echoed my same sentiments.

I often find myself guilty of doing these things -- but I apologize when I realise it.

I approach these topics to engage in dialogue and expand my knowledge, they hurt me when they turn into arguments.

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@Bobbyaf,

I thought we finished nicely and I wished you blessings in another thread, but since you have decided to be the pugnacious SDA cultist on the Forum, bring it on. If a word of wisdom is not enough and you feel it is your forte to be this beggarly, let's see you carry the proof of just how belligerent SDA cultists are.

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Back to the topic please! Thank You.

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@ 4get_me

Not only are you childish, but plain mischievous, and a hypocrite on top of all that! So what if you met SDAs who resisted your attempt to evade the truth! Telling me this doesn't make you truthful, but instead deliberately subjective.

You should have realised by now that your vain attempt to bully me will not work, and I have a funny feeling you will live to realize your endless folly.

Carry on with your mischief!

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@Bobbyaf,

I thought you'd grow up like a man and move on from these petty stuff. Wetin happen?? Can't you let a matter rest and move on gracefully, instead of sweating it out to prove the obvious? I have also met many, many SDA members who are very pugnacious; and your efforts are just confirming that all the more.

Leave all this yanga and be a man and let's get on with more constructive entries on the Forum!

@4get_me,

Point made - leave him to keep up with whatever is his worry. Shahan's advice should just be fitting here; she has gracefully moved on and left the rest to the Lord to deal with. Peace brother, and God bless!

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@Bobbyaf,

You're very childish on top of everything. In my travels, I have personally witnessed SDA members who are very belligerent, prejudicial and prejudging people whom they don't even know, use words and statements carelessly without a clue what they mean, and can't endure admonition for correction. If you admit all these describe you, then keep it up and continue proving my point.

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@Bobbyaf,

Well, you have proven your point: infact, all SDA people I have met in all my travels are belligerent. And if you're equating your attitude to the apostle Paul's deportment, you probably have another Bible.

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@ 4get_me

Keep wondering brother!

Far from it. If you see defence of truth as being aggressive then thats too bad. I wonder how you'd see St. Paul in action. At least I prefer being spiritually aggressive than playing the hypocrite.

What do you think? Is He working in your life? You make sure of that before posing that question, but I thank you anyway for the concern.

Bless.

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@Bobbyaf,

I wonder if you have issues with shahan? It's very perculiar that almost all the SDA members I have come across in my travels are very belligerent. Is God working in your life at all??

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I hope you're not showing off your R-IQ? The question was simple and straight forward, and if you have no answers, you didn't need to make it obvious.

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If water baptism is a must, what then is the significance of believers not being baptized?

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@ GeeGee

In principle yes, however, there might be times when a person cannot get baptised in that manner. A case in point would be the thief on the cross who accepted Jesus, but died without experiencing that watery baptism.

Another example would be a person that is so old and sick that it would be virtually impractical and foolish to try to prove a point in attempting such a manner of baptism. Such persons can be recieved into the membership upon the profession of their faith.

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The word baptism came from the greek: 'baptizo' which means to immerse completely. Therefore, water baptism means complete immersion in water and nothing less. Otherwise it aint baptism.

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Your question at first:

I thought it was just about the texts where Jesus expressly commanded that it should be done, and not the mode of the baptism.

Matthew 28:19 and Mark 16:16 point to Jesus' commandment on baptism.

For the mode of baptism, see the following:

Matt. 3:16 - "And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him."

Act 8:38-39

"And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his way rejoicing."

                       Baptism is by immersion.

Cheers.

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@ Sahan, sorry d 2 verses still did not answer my question. D matt quote said baptizing in d NAME of d , while d mark quote was even silent on d mode of baptism.

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Matt. 28:19 - "Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost."

Mark 16:16 - "He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned."

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could you pls refer me to the verse of the bible where jesus commanded that it should be done

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In my early days of getting to know Christ, I actuallt detested the thought of Water Baptism, but after going through the scriptures to find out whether it is really ideal and right, I got to realise that actually it is needed as a Christian.

It is what a Christian actually has to do.

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As long as it is a commandment of Jesus, it is a must.

By baptism you reaffirm your faith before men, angels, satan and his demons.

They know you have not only believed, but that you have identified your self with Jesus, in His death burial and resurrection.

You must be baptised.

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