Baptism Archive

Are We Saved by Faith or by Baptism?

The following is an excerpt from article DB040 from the Christian Research Journal by Hank Hanegraaff. The full PDF can be found by following the link below the excerpt. The thief on the cross provides perhaps the most potent proof that we are saved by faith or belief and not by baptism (or any other […]

Baptism Formula

Not only do groups like the Boston Church of Christ movement mistakenly make baptism a necessary means of salvation, but they also prescribe a particular pattern for the baptism rite itself. In their case one must be baptized as a disciple (fully conscious of what that means) by the “true church” in order to be […]

Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?

The following is an excerpt from article DB040 from the Christian Research Journal by Hank Hanegraaff. You can view the PDF of the full article by clicking on the link below the excerpt. The most critical mistake one can make with regard to baptism is to believe that it is necessary for salvation. Several aberrant […]

The History of Baptism

The following is an excerpt from article DB040 from the Christian Research Journal by Hank Hanegraaff. The full text of the article can be obtained by clicking on the link for the PDF below the excerpt. History of Baptism- The Background The background of baptism can be traced to Old Testament times. As far back […]

The Importance of Baptism

Charles Haddon Spurgeon, often referred to as the Prince of Preachers, said that up until the time he was baptized, he was afraid to confess Christ. Thereafter, he lost all fear of man and never again hesitated to boldly profess his faith. He likened his baptism to “crossing the Rubicon or burning the boats. No […]