Christians baptized?

I came across this question last week: “Why is it important for Christians to be baptized?”

It’s not important at all; the Bible knows no such thing!

The Bible does teach that sinners are baptized into Christ when they confess their faith in Him and repent of their sins (see: Acts 8:35-40, 16:30-31; Mark 16:16; Romans 6:1-4, et. al.).

Let’s get the order straight: sinners are baptized for the remission of their sins (cf. Acts 2:38). Afterward, they are called Christians.

Rick Kelley, Prestonsburg KY church bulletin

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