One question that is asked quite often is “why do I have to be baptized to be saved”? If one is honestly searching for the truth, the answer is easily found in the scriptures. 1 Peter 3:21 says, Where unto even baptism does also now save us… many other scriptures give us good reasons to be baptized.
Why be BAPTIZED?
1. It is a command that must be obeyed. (Acts 10:48)
2.It is the correct response of those who have been taught to observe all things Christ has commanded. (Matt. 28:19-20)
3.It is the only way to enter into the kingdom of God. (John 3:5)
4.Because it washes away our sins. (Acts 22:16)
5.Because it is the proper response to the guilt of sin. (Acts 2:38)
6.It is the response of those who have gladly received the gospel of Christ. (Acts 2:41)
7.Because it is the answer of a good conscience toward God. (1 Peter 3:21)
8.It is a burial, symbolic of the death of Christ. (Romans 6:4-5)
9.It is the only way that we can be born again. (John 3:3-5)
10. Because it is the nature of a believer in Jesus Christ.(Act 16: 31-33)
11.Because Jesus said that it must be taught to the entire world. (Mark 16:15-16)
12.Because it is a necessary part of fulfilling all righteousness. (Mathew 3:14-15)