Re: Are there exceptions to a requirement for Baptism?February 4 2012 at 9:14 PM
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|Dave (Login dpeirce)|
Response to Re: Are there exceptions to a requirement for Baptism?
First, I really don't recall saying that an unbaptized person is unsaved. In fact, I offered three possible exceptions to that. However, what of a person who refuses baptism? It's hard for me to see how a person who COULD receive water Baptism, but does not, can be saved. That isn't a Judgement; that's a question that appears in my mind about something that seems contrary to Scriptures requiring Baptism.
The Thief was still living when he repented and believed. Why was he unbaptized either by Blood or by Desire?
Jay wasn't giving you flack at all. He quoted from Scripture and, by definition, that is NOT flack.
Two of the baptisms he referenced are not Christian: The Baptism of John, and the Baptism in the Cloud and Sea; both were Baptisms into Moses and the Law. The other Baptisms, as I understand it, all included both water (for the body) and the Holy Spirit (for the soul), which carries forgiveness of sins and Salvation. Why would additional Baptisms be needed?
As to whether an individual has "really and truly" repented or believed..... I cannot see their hearts to know; only Jesus sees completely and only he Judges.
In faith, Dave