Nowadays, there are many kinds of thought about Christianity.
But if you want to know about Jesus and teachings of Christ, you should read bible.
Most of people who believe God go to church and they will listen to thought of bible from paster, priest and teacher.
And they don’t read bible. Why?
Maybe they think bible is very long and difficult.
But if you pray, you can understand because bible lives.
「For the word of God is living and active and sharper than any double-edged sword, piercing even to the point of dividing soul from spirit, and joints from marrow; it is able to judge the desires and thoughts of the heart.」
〜 Hebrews 4：12 〜
So in this article, I want to introduce about baptism.
First, What is baptism?
Baptism is that people who believe in Jesus sink under water.
「Now as they were going along the road, they came to some water, and the eunuch said, “Look, there is water! What is to stop me from being baptized?” So he ordered the chariot to stop, and both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and Philip baptized him. Now when they came up out of the water.」
〜 Acts 8：36-39 〜
As can be seen from these section, Baptism is that people who believe in Jesus sink under water.
Next, I want to talk about salvation.
If people are baptized, will they are salvaged from hell?
The answer is No.
「For this is the way God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.」
〜 John 3：16 〜
「The one who believes in him is not condemned. The one who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.」
〜 John 3：18 〜
「because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 」
〜 Romans 10：9 〜
As can be seen from these section, salvation is depends on believes.
「Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingdom.” And Jesus said to him, “I tell you the truth, today you will be with me in paradise.”」
〜 Luke 23：42-43 〜
In this section, Jesus said Criminal will be in paradise although he were not baptism.
So you can see baptism is not for salvation.
Finally, I want to consider about Infant baptism.
Nowadays many baby are baptized in church.
But is this based on bible?
Actually, I read bible from Genesis to Revelation twice but I can’t find about Infant baptism in bible.
Baby have never been baptized in bible.
Why many baby are baptized in church.
I think they want baby to be salvaged from hell because sometime baby died even though they are young.
「For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God;」
〜 Ephesians 2：8 〜
But salvation don’t have a connection with baptism. Baptism have a connection with faith.
Well, will baby go to heaven if they died when they are young?
I want to talk about this question another article.