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John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.

If the Kingdom of God is inside you (Luke 17:21), does this mean that one cannot have true inner peace with God unless he is baptized by both water and the Holy Spirit?

And does this mean that a person cannot receive salvation into the Kingdom of Heaven without baptism in both water and the Spirit first?

  • Different denominations would answer this differently. For example, Catholics would say, "yes, baptism is necessary"; Baptists would probably say "no, it's not." Ask about a specific denomination or group of Christians. – Matt Gutting Apr 24 '15 at 22:56
  • If the Kingdom of God is inside you (Luke 17:21), does this mean that one cannot have true inner peace with God unless he is baptized by both water and the Holy Spirit? – TruthSeeker 4Christ Apr 26 '15 at 3:36
  • Again, that depends on the denomination you ask. – Matt Gutting Apr 26 '15 at 14:48
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No, it is not necessary for salvation. Either Christ's work is complete at the cross or it is not.

Lets go to scripture.

Act 11:16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. Water Baptism is merely a symbol of the Holy Spirit which baptizes.

No man made tradition provides salvation.

Also , Apostle Paul when he was In prison. Act 16:30 And brought them out, and said, Sirs, what must I do to be saved? Act 16:31 And they said, Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.

He didn't tell him, go get baptised and then you will be saved.

  • John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. ---- Jesus said we cannot enter the Kingdom of God which is inside of you unless you receive baptism by water and the Spirit. I interpret this to mean that you cannot conquer the flesh unless it has been baptized by water in the name of Jesus. Everything written in God's Word has purpose and meaning. – TruthSeeker 4Christ Apr 26 '15 at 3:38
  • Salvation is a supernatural event. Water talked about in John is living water not actual water. When Lord spoke to the Samaritan woman what did he say? – klausmkl Apr 27 '15 at 11:19

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