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|NASB||Mark 16:16 "He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved; but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned.|
|Mark 16:16 "He who has believed [in Me] and has been baptized will be saved [from the penalty of God's wrath and judgment]; but he who has not believed will be condemned.|
|Subject: Is BAPTISM a SYMBOL?|
Bible Note: Agree that these answers are great. I would add this:
Baptism is a sign of God's promise. There were those who were baptized by John before they knew Christ. Their faith was based on God's promise. Thus, as Christians, we also baptise our children, placing them under God's covenant (just as Jews in OT times circumcised their children to place them under the covenant of Abraham). This is a sign of God's promise. Some say that children should only be baptized when they reach an age of understanding. But God's promises have never been dependent upon our understanding. We accept this sign as of a promise of salvation through Christ, a sign that points toward Christ. As others have pointed out, it is not a substitute for Christ.