-- Answer: a) to have sins washed away.... --

After considering what the Bible has to say about water baptism, how could anyone reach any other conclusion than that it is necessary in order to have our sins forgiven and to become a child of God?

To sum it up, the Bible shows us that baptism...

* is so one can be "saved" (Mark 16:16)

* is so one can enter the kingdom (John 3:3-5)

* is "for the remission of sins" (Acts 2:38)

* is to "wash away...sins" (Acts 22:16)

* is to bury one with Christ (Rom. 6:3)

* is so one can rise up with Christ to

walk in "newness of life" (Rom. 6:4)

* is so one can be put "into Christ"

(Gal. 3:26,27)

* is to make one a child of God (Gal. 3:26,37)

* so one can be buried and raised up with Christ

(Col. 2:12)

* is so we can be saved (Titus 3:5; 1 Peter 3:21)

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