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Baptismal Regeneration

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The belief that baptism is essential to salvation, that it is the means where forgiveness of sins is made real to the believer. This is incorrect. Paul said that he came to preach the gospel, not to baptize (1 Corinthians 1:14-17). If baptism were essential to salvation, then Paul would have included it in his standard practice and preaching of the salvation message of Jesus, but he did not. (See also Colossians 2:10-11.) For more information on this see Is Baptism Necessary for Salvation?


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Entry for 'Baptismal Regeneration'. CARM Theological Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ctd/b/baptismal-regeneration.html. 2013.

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