Is baptism necessary for salvation?

(Wheeler Hughes) #1

Just for the sake of conversation, is baptism necessary for salvation?

(Matt Western) #2

Great question :slight_smile: , to open up the conversation, are you referring to water baptism, or are you referring to the passage in Matthew 3:11 where John the Baptist says:

I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit [a]and fire.

What are your thoughts on this verse and where it fits into the bigger context of the New Testament?

There are some threads on the forum about water baptism - my personal conviction to the question ‘Is water baptism necessary for salvation?’ is no.