Vilo159 wrote:I differ from everyone else here, I believe baptism is a necessity for salvation, and has to be done correctly (full immersion in water). It is symbolic in nature, but still necessary.
Never thirsty! wrote:I really want to get baptized maybe if I just throw into the deep end and let myself sink down a few feet that would help a lot and the survival instinct would probably make me learn to swim which would be really good in ridding myself of this fear
Xeno wrote:Vilo159 wrote:I differ from everyone else here, I believe baptism is a necessity for salvation, and has to be done correctly (full immersion in water). It is symbolic in nature, but still necessary.
Curious as to why you believe this. Is this a doctrine of the LDS church, and if so what is their reasoning behind it? The United Pentecostal Church believes the same thing that full immersion baptism is necessary for salvation, but they vary in that they don't believe there is any symbolism involved. They believe the act of baptism is what actually removes sin for the first time, so without it you are never really made clean.
Never thirsty! wrote:I'm hydrophobic by webster's definition... Make that extremely hydrophobic I only drink water when I can't see it's water as in I put it in a shaded water bottle I can't swim cause I'm too scared to be even 5% submereged in water I get like Finn did in that one episode of adventure time if that's any help I freak out when I step into puddles the root word I hate water so much I never got a water pokemon and couldn't complet any pokemon games because I could never learn surf or waterfall or hydro(shudder)pump so why would I willingly submerge myself in water? If I can't do that but need to I fear I won't enter heaven.
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