094: Is Baptism Essential?

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Is baptism essential? Most Christians would emphatically say “YES!” but we’ve noticed that to what extent is baptism essential is not always agreed upon. For example, is baptism essential for salvation? For growing in one’s faith? For washing away original guilt? For entrance into heaven? For acceptance into a faith community?
In this episode of RTC, Marc and Fuller start in the Old Testament and work their way through the New Testament in looking for the true meaning of baptism because if we find the purpose of baptism, maybe we can find out why it’s been so important throughout church history and why it’s such a big deal in today‘s church.
Wayne Grudem’s Systematic Theology: Systematic Theology, Second Edition: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine https://www.amazon.com/dp/0310517974/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_TXYSSNBBZH4SG9MZ6NCZ
Millard Erickson’s Systematic Theology: Introducing Christian Doctrine https://www.amazon.com/dp/0801049199/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_1Q6QXTYGZ87WVWD2QJ2Z
John Piper articLe on the relation between baptism and circumcision: https://www.desiringgod.org/messages/how-do-circumcision-and-baptism-correspond
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