• I believe it's not whether you go to church or get baptised, i think it's if you believe in God and Jesus dying on the cross for our sins.
  • It's all a complete fiction. Baptism is not necessary for anything, neither is the idea of heaven.
  • Heaven IS the Holy of Holies. Enter by faith alone. If you pray and wait long enough, you'll see it beforehand. The (water) baptism is an outward manifestation of the faith that's within. An expression of one's self-will yielding or dying to the will of Christ. I have no problem with that, but we're saved by faith alone, amen. I once heard these words while attending a church, "there are many of you who have yet to enter My Holy of Holies, I am lonely for you". Heaven on earth awaits many, I believe :)
  • please don't bash me, this is how I read my Bible and understand it...we are not going to heaven if we do not do what Jesus said, Accept, Repent, be Baptised to wash our sins away, and Follow HIM.
  • No that is NOT true. Love the Lord your God & love thy neighbor as thyself. For this sums up the Law & the Prophets. (I know I'm paraphrasing - but I know that's the gist of it). The Bible never says you HAVE to get baptised. Jesus was baptised & Christians are supposed to try to be like Jesus. But it is NOT a prerequisite for "enterring Heaven." That's petty, & if someone told you that, they are NOT who you need to be listening to about reliqious questions or advice.
  • They're being really hypocritical if they're actually trying to turn your Mom away from the church because she's a smoker. And it doesn't sound like they're saying it because they actually CARE about her health, they just want to be jerks throwing around "rules" for joining. Find another church - I don't think you'll learn much about Christian-like behavior from people like them. Or start your own Bible study group even if it's on the internet. People like them are the reason the world sees Christians as being fake and hypocritical.
  • baptism is only a sign. It does not effect your salvation. The thief crucified next to Jesus was not baptised and he was with Him in paradise that day.
  • if babtism is not important, then how come jesus told nickabemus that he must be born of the water and the spirit or he will not see heaven? john 3-5 thru 8. also if you believe that jesus was god and the theif ask god to remember him this day, why couldn't jesus (god) forgive him of his sins.? there is only one god and there is no other, for i am a jealous god.
  • jesus loves all mankind, but he hates sin, no sin will enter into heaven, no matter how small or large, god see no difference, the devil will make you fell as if people are bashing you, but hold you head up high and search for the truth, and the truth will be revealed to you. god want you to know him so that you may have a relationship with him,
  • 1-31-2017 It is not reliable to let people tell you what the bible says. Many people will make up stuff because they don't know what it says, and many will make up stuff because they wish it would not say what it says. You just have to read it for yourself. Read a chapter of Proverbs every day. Proverbs has 31 chapters so you can keep your place by just looking at a calendar. There is no religion or nothing in Proverbs and you don't have to believe anything. Just read to find wisdom. When you are comfortable with that, then read the bible from Romans to 2 Thessalonians over and over until you start to remember what it says. That is the part that applies to Christians. Acts 1:5 plainly sets the baptism in holy spirit in contrast with the baptism in water. You need to remember that 'to baptize' only means to dip. It does not mean in water. Second, the "holy of holies" is a section of the Jewish temple, not a place in heaven. And lastly, we don't know much about heaven. Most of what we think we know was made up by preachers trying to sound like they knew something when they didn't.

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