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Why do you believe that baptism into Yahshua’s name is required for salvation?

Q.   I was baptized into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit in a Charismatic church in 2003. Although I understand about being baptized into the singular name of Yahshua the Messiah, I am perplexed about it being a requisite to salvation. I believe that I am saved now. I am coming to the truth of Torah and growing daily. Does the fact that I haven’t been baptized into Yahshua’s name mean that I am not saved? I am totally committed to having it done, but where I live the only messianic Torah observant assembly rejects the Messiah and the other mainstream local assemblies would not baptize into the singular name of Yahshua. What can I do?

A.   We do not believe that salvation is assured. Even the Apostle Paul realized that it was possible for him to lose his salvation. “But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway,” 1 Corinthians 9:27. Yahshua too taught this belief. He confirmed that only those who endure to the end will be saved, Matthew 24:14. Therefore, we do not believe that we are saved or born again until we are changed at the resurrection, 1 Corinthians 15 and 1 Thessalonians 4.

I believe we agree that baptism into Yahshua’s name is important. The reason we believe this is required for salvation, or more specifically for the first resurrection, is because it is through baptism that we die to the old man and become part of Messiah. This is also the only method for the forgiveness of sins. Paul in Romans 6:3-5 states, “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Yahshua Messiah were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Messiah was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection.”

Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:23 also confirms that only those in Messiah will share in the first resurrection, “But every man in his own order: Messiah the firstfruits; afterward they that are Messiah’s at his coming.” Since we become part of Messiah through baptism, proper baptism is critical. Scripture also verifies that salvation is found only in Yahshua’s name through baptism, Acts 2:38 and 4:12. I’m not sure where you are located, but I have found that if we desire something enough, Yahweh will make a way for it to occur. For example, we recently had a man fly from Ireland to be baptized into Yahshua’s name.

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6 years ago

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5 years ago

Thank you for the response. How do you make sense of Matthew 28:18-20, where Jesus himself commands baptism in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit?

1 year ago

If baptism into the Name of Yahshua is required for salvation then why does YRM call the antichrist Jews in the UN state of Israel Yahwh’s Chosen people???

They deny Him and the New Covenant and they crucified Him, yet you still say they are Yahwh’s Chosen.

Talk about needing to break with the lies of tradition.

And what is worse is that YRM keeps ignoring this basic truth.

Reply to  YRM
1 year ago

Ok. Please listen. I too rejected this at first, but we seek Truth in all things. Therefor we must study all things, as you know. That is why I share it with my brothers in Yahshua. But for some reason I have been ignored up until now. You know Scripture so tell me how this wrong, if it is. Yes, according to Scripture “Israel” was chosen. And the line of Judah was chosen to bring forth our King, but all who accept Him and Repent are His inheritance, not just the Jews. You are right that we do not decide,… Read more »

Marco James
Marco James
2 months ago

“We do not believe salvation is assured”

I’m sorry brother – but this isn’t biblical- this is deception. Works based salvation is false.

Roman’s 38] For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, [39] Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus/Yashua our Lord/YHWH