Ask a Pastor Column

Presenting biblical answers to tough questions


February 23, 2023

Q: What’s the point of getting baptized? What is it for? 

A:  Different churches and denominations will have different perspectives of the purpose of baptism, and most sincerely believe their perspective is the one that most closely matches the perspective of Scripture. Part of the reason for this diversity is the range of Scriptures that pertain to the subject. When examined out of context, the different verses can seem to present contradictory views (compare I Corinthians 1:14-17 with Acts 2:38 for one example). While it is easy to focus on the verses that seem to match with what we...

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