Another common misconception concerning Christianity, is that you MUST be baptized in water to go to Heaven or enter into Christ's Kingdom. This is simply....NOT TRUE. I will not patronize you. If you believe in Christ, what ONE THING will save you? Yes, it is accepting HIM as our Father's son and the Savior of humanity. What did Christ do to save us? He shed His perfect, innocent, Holy blood..that we might not die an eternal death. So what exactly IS water baptism? It's plainly an outward symbolic profession of one's desire to follow in the footsteps of Christ. Those that choose to be baptized, should be led from within their heart to do so.....not from a Church that says you must be baptized to be a member or you MUST be baptized to be saved.
Let's look at some verses that describe exactly what I have relayed above.
1 John 1:7 But if we walk in the light as He Himself is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin.
Matthew 3:11 "I baptize you with water for repentance, but the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I. I am not worthy to take off His sandals. He Himself will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire."
Acts 4:12 "There is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to people by which we must be saved."
It requires enlightenment via the Holy Spirit to understand why Water Baptism is not a requirement of Salvation. Being Baptized is not a golden ticket to Heaven because it is the condition of the heart is what truly matters. Being Baptized with water is only a symbolic and outward declaration that we wish to walk in Christ's footsteps.
"For we were all baptized by one Spirit into one body" This is why the water baptism is no longer necessary if you are Sanctified by the Truth of Christ. Don't let money hungry power crazed Shepherds pull the wool over your eyes.
Children pass over without water baptism. Some die at birth or are aborted. The children have special status with the Creator. They are not doomed and neither are adults that are not water baptized. What would happen if you were shipwrecked for the remainder of you life? How could God justify not giving you a chance to learn His Sovereign Will at transition? The only requirement for Christ’s salvation is that of a humble heart. Once you are with Christ, he knows your humble heart will accept him. When you passed through his Light, you were then baptized as a Holy Ghost. The water baptism would be nil in Christ's eyes. It is the HEART that Saves. Nothing else can get you into the Kingdom unless your heart is of Positive energy. Yahweh Himself reveals this at Jeremiah 17:10.
“I, the LORD, examine the mind, I test the heart to give to each according to his way, according to what his actions deserve.”
The baptisms performed here on this planet are just a facsimile of what you would experience if you gained Christ's approval to be in his Kingdom. The REAL baptism MUST come by passing through the Light. If you had to be baptized to be saved, there would be NO NEED to read your heart. The baptism would be the determining factor and NOT your heart condition. If the heart were not the thing of importance, He would not search it. It is not the outward appearance that Saves, but what is hidden deep within the heart.