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    Quote Originally Posted by Chrawnus View Post
    Usually baptism tends to precede communion. Of course, I'm one of those weird Lutherans, so...





    I do agree with mossrose though, you should definitely get baptized if you haven't done so already.
    This Orthodox agrees.
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    I partook in communion before being baptized, but I wish I was baptized sooner, I waited almost a year simply because I didn't know how to ask to be baptized and no one offered until then. When I visited an Anglican church for the first time earlier this year I really liked it when they said all were welcome to receive communion if they had been baptized because I wasn't sure if they practiced open communion or not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    Now you need to get baptized, little brother!
    As long as he doesn't take communion in the middle of being baptized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 37818 View Post
    Typically baptist churches teach one should be baptized [immersed - buried with Jesus (Romans 6:4)] before one participates in the Lord's supper - communion[the remembrance of His death(1 Corinthians 11:26)]. In a typical baptist open communion service it is stated one should be a baptized [immersed] believer before partaking communion.
    I place more emphasis on "knowing you are saved" prior to communion and baptism

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I place more emphasis on "knowing you are saved" prior to communion and baptism
    That would be great if salvation were a point and not a process. I don't recall, e.g., that Paul required the Philippian jailer to "know he was saved" prior to baptism. It was enough that he wanted to be saved.
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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    That would be great if salvation were a point and not a process. I don't recall, e.g., that Paul required the Philippian jailer to "know he was saved" prior to baptism. It was enough that he wanted to be saved.
    That implies that baptism has a part in salvation. Which it does not.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mossrose View Post
    That implies that baptism has a part in salvation.
    How so?
    Which it does not.
    Yes and no. The thief on the cross who acknowledged Jesus as Lord wasn't baptized. On the other hand, the Lord commanded that His disciples be baptized. If one is not willing to be baptized, how can one be saved?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 37818 View Post
    Typically baptist churches teach one should be baptized [immersed - buried with Jesus (Romans 6:4)] before one participates in the Lord's supper - communion[the remembrance of His death(1 Corinthians 11:26)]. In a typical baptist open communion service it is stated one should be a baptized [immersed] believer before partaking communion.
    I've been a member of several Baptist churches through the decades, all of them independent, but never knew of baptism being a prerequisite for communion. Both are encouraged, of course, and both are commanded by Scripture. I've seen churches require a few weeks of instruction before baptism, yet allowed communion during that time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheWall View Post
    Me and my grandpatents went to a local church service. It was great. Took communion. Afterword talked to the preacher and I told them about J.P. Holdings ministry, and my jouney so far. The guy even reccomended a book by Watchman Nee. Good day.


    As others have said now you need to get baptized. Whether you do it by sprinkling or immersion isn't nearly as important as getting it done.

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    It was a common belief in the early church that baptism was an absolute requirement for salvation (exceptions being allowed for situations like the thief on the cross, etc.) Without actually taking a firm stance on that, I find it telling that the eunuch in Acts wanted to be baptized immediately upon conversion.
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