Benefit Of Baptism

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Any and every religion has some sort of practice or tradition that they hold. Baptism to the Christian faith is a huge tradition that has been a part of the religious practice since it has begun in the first century. Baptism in many different cultures can mean different things, and people around the world interpret it in many different ways. For myself, studying this topic has overall helped me understand the importance and answered many of my questions about baptism. I am very grateful for picking a topic I did not have a full understanding for in the beginning, but by researching it I have gained a testimony of the importance of the practice of baptism. Not only through writing this paper have I learned the spiritual benefit, but I have learned …show more content…
Getting baptized doesn’t guarantee you are a good Christian. The act of getting baptized does not come with anything but a title and just more of a reason to call yourself a “good” Christian. “Baptism is a rite which thereby calls for divine protection. This brings to mind that Christians saw baptism itself as a “seal” marking ownership, but which also provided protection against evil.”4 In this quote the ““seal” marking ownership”, referring to a title, the outsiders just see it was not true faith, but a reason to call someone something. Just dunking your head under water while making a promise says nothing unless you act upon it. Most outsiders think that a symbolic “rebirth” is pointless and unnecessary, if faith is the goal in the end. “For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith--and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God-- 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.”5 Even here any outsider could argue that faith in Christ, if true faith, is what God is looking for, not the act or work of baptism. Many outsiders look at the Christian faith and do not understand all the beliefs to their entirety because they may have faith for a different religion, or maybe not have faith in anything at all. “Now Julian asks a rhetorical question: Since baptism obviously does not heal …show more content…
Living a Christ like life entails living in Christ example. Yes Christ got baptized, but that is part of his works, and he commanded us that faith is the key to being Christ like. To an outsider baptism is just an outward symbol that portrays faith, but is not faith in its entirety. Just an act does not prove what you have faith in your heart, only God can truly tell your intentions. Faith wi ll bring you to the kingdom of heaven, and baptism is a tool God gave us to help us get there. God wants the best for us, and wants to see us make something of ourselves, to live in his

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