Does God Think Baptism is Necessary?

Does God Think Baptism Is Necessary?

Despite having received the baptism of the Holy Spirit, Peter commanded Cornelius and his household to be baptized - Acts 10:48

All, including Paul, were baptized into Jesus and into Jesus’ death - Romans 6:3
They were baptized in order to be able to walk in newness of life - Romans 6:4
They were baptized so they could share in Christ’s resurrection - Romans 6:5
They were baptized so that old, sinful ways might be done away with - Romans 6:6
They were baptized so that they would no longer be slaves to sin - Romans 6:6-7

We are circumcised with a circumcision done without hands, removing sins, by being buried with Jesus in baptism - Colossians 2:11-12
That baptism made us alive together with Jesus - Colossians 2:13
That baptism allowed us forgiveness of all our trespasses - Colossians 2:13

Baptism when joined with repentance is for the forgiveness of our sins - Acts 2:38

Baptism when joined with repentance is needed to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (see Ephesians 1:13-14).
We are cleansed and sanctified with water - Ephesians 5:26

Baptism immediately saves - I Peter 3:21

Baptism when joined with belief saves - Mark 16:16

Baptism washes away sins - Acts 22:16

Baptism puts us into Christ - Galatians 3:27-29
Baptism makes us Abraham's descendants and heirs to the promise - Galatians 3:26-29

Baptism puts us into the church - I Corinthians 12:13

Rejoicing came after baptism - Acts 8:38-39

Baptism is called a washing of regeneration (new birth) - Titus 3:5

Jesus commanded baptism - Matthew 28:19

Jesus and his disciples baptized while on earth - John 3:26
Jesus baptized more disciples than John - John 4:1-2

Those who heard Peter’s sermon were baptized - Acts 2:41
Those who heard Philip’s message were baptized - Acts 8:12-13
The Ethiopian eunuch was baptized - Acts 8:36-39
Lydia was baptized - Acts 16:15
The Philippian was baptized - Acts 16:33
Crispus and many in Corinth were baptized - Acts 18:8
John’s disciples in Ephesus were baptized - Acts 19:4-5
Paul was baptized Acts 22:16
Paul had baptized Crispus, Gaius, and the household of Stephanas - I Corinthians 1:13-16

There is one baptism - Ephesians 4:5

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