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Should Everyone Be Baptized?

Humanity loves ritual and tradition, as they give us a sense of our roots and a sense of belonging. Christianity has its rituals, one of which is baptism. The problem is, there are many ways that different Christian groups define baptism. So, what part should baptism play in our Christian faith? Is it necessary? Should babies or adults be baptized? Does baptism actually change you, or is it a symbol of a change within you?

Does God Predetermine Who Gets Baptized?

Baptism.  It is a sacred Christian symbol.  Its meaning will vary depending on one's denomination, but in all cases it holds a very sacred place in the lives of believers.  There are many questions that can be raised regarding this symbol.  Who should be baptized?  Is it necessary for salvation?  Is baptism merely a symbol or more than that?  Now, built upon the base of baptism, is another question:  Does God know or predestinate who will be His chosen ones?  If so, then why baptize?  Might we be baptizing the wrong people - people who actually have not been chosen and therefore giving them false hope?  On this podcast we look at baptism in the context of predestination.