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What about when someone disagrees with baptism?

Submitted: 6/9/2009
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Question: If I speak about Oneness and the water baptism with somebody, and he asks me what he should do? It seems obvious that he doesn't agree. He asks me whether he should be baptized in the name of Jesus. Since I see he doesn't agree with it, I think it better to say: you should according to your conviction. I can say that when I became a believer, I believed in evolution, after I realized it isn't the truth. So I don't oblige him to do it. It is good to be convinced by God. What do you think?

Answer: We disagree with your approach. Instead of telling a person he should just act according to his convisition, we believe it is better to tell him that he may be free to do as he pleases, but that is not the basis for salvation. To be saved, we need to give up our convictions and obey the Word of God. If a person disagrees with Oneness and baptism in the name of Jesus, it would be better in our judgment to say nothing than to imply that they can just follow their own personal convictions.