- Mar 13, 2017
Forgive me, I had forgotten about that. However, since you're again making the false statement that a person needs to be baptized to be saved, I think I get a pass on asking the question again.You've asked me this question before. Have you forgotten my response in which I used the Word of God or are you being annoying deliberately?
I'm sorry, but this is such utter garbage. If baptism is necessary for salvation, then it's necessary for everyone -- not just those who are able to get around to it. Does God also give special dispensations to those who can't find the time to accept Jesus Christ? Think about what you're saying, for a change.There are exceptions. Some people can't get baptised due to their situations. Some are ill, some like the thief on the cross could not get out their situation to be baptised. God knows our individual situations and looks on the heart too. He is not going to say to the thief on the cross that he can't get eternal life because he didn't get baptised. Jesus knew had the thief had the opportunity, he would have been baptised, that is why Jesus accepted him and assured him of his salvation. However most of us can get baptised and should, because its one of the conditions to being saved.
The Bible says that salvation is obtained by faith in Jesus Christ, and not by any work. Baptism is clearly a work, and therefore, cannot be necessary for salvation. When you say baptism is necessary for salvation, but then say that, in special cases, it is not, based on no criteria other than "God understands the heart, and he'll make it all right", you stand the risk of veering into universalist doctrine.
There is one clear demand made by God for an unbeliever to be granted salvation: Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved. It doesn't say, "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, get baptised, have a minister lay hands on you to receive the Spirit of God, endure to the end, and then thou shalt be saved."
Put me on ignore if you hate having to defend your mangling of the word of God, but I am enjoined by the Holy Spirit inside me to call you out on your lies, and I will follow his urging, and not yours.Please don't ask me this question again.