Essay on Are Baptism And Confirmation Necessary For Salvation?

1077 Words Aug 11th, 2016 5 Pages
Are baptism and confirmation necessary for salvation? To understand this question, we first have to understand what Salvation is. The definition of Salvation is that it is a deliverance from sin and its consequences, believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ. Of course this is the direct definition, but is there more to Salvation? Salvation has many different interpretations, and different meanings depending on one’s faith. Most Theologist agree that Salvation refers to the act of God’s grace in delivering his people from bondage to sin and condemnation, transferring them to the kingdom of his beloved Son, and giving them eternal life. We can be saved by grace through our faith, this is what is considered the gift of God. No human can deliver Salvation, nor can they repent our sin, but there are authorities in the Church who can offer suggestions on how to repent their sin. According to the Bible, God created Man with free will. Free will means that as a human, you are free to do anything, anytime, to anyone. There were no rules or guidance to follow. As the Bible explains, Jesus was born onto earth as the messiah who established a following while teaching his beliefs to his followers known as profits. The teachings that Jesus preached were about the basics or fundamentals and how to love, be kind and help one another. These teachings were the beginning of what would later be put together as the Commandments. The first ten are the basic behaviors on…

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