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AnswerTo answer this question we need to know what Baptism is and what baptism does.

Scripture says that Jesus instructed His disciples to "Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you; and lol, I am with you always, to the close of the age."(Matthew Ch 28)

What is Baptism: "Now there was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, 'Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that you do, unless God is with him.' Jesus answered him, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born anew, he cannot see the kingdom of God.' Nicodemus said to him, 'How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother's womb and be born?' Jesus answered, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, 'You must be born anew.' The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know whence it comes or whither it goes; so it is with every one who is born of the Spirit.' Nicodemus said to him, 'How can this be?' Jesus answered him, 'Are you a teacher of Israel, and yet you do not understand this? Truly, truly, I say to you, we speak of what we know, and bear witness to what we have seen; but you do not receive our testimony. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things? No one has ascended into heaven but he who descended from heaven, the Son of man. And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, so must the Son of man be lifted up, that whoever believes in him may have eternal life.'" (John Ch3)

Baptism therefore enables us to enter the Kingdom of Heaven through our spiritual birth. This means that we are always entitled to all the benefits that go with "citizenship" of the Kingdom of Heaven.

Note 1: Entry to the Kingdom of Heaven in this wayand entilement to the benefits that go with it cannot be denied to us as we see when John the Baptist "saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming for baptism, he said to them, "You brood vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruit that befits repentance." (Matthew Ch 3) and when Jesus said "Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has risen no one greater than John the Baptist; yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he. From the days of John the Baptist until now the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force "(Matthew Ch 11)

Note 2: There are other ways to enter the Kingdom of Heaven e.g. 'Let the children come to me, do not hinder them; for to such belongs the kingdom of God. Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.'." (Mark 10). "Not everyone who says to me 'Lord, Lord' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven" (Matthew Ch 7) "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. ….." (Matthew Ch 5)

AnswerWhen you are baptised, you are welcomed into the christian community. Usually then, you go to church and you develop the bond you have with God, and with the other members of the Parish. Being baptised gives you a foundation to your beliefs, which can be very comfoting intimes of doubt or distress. It may not have a noticeable day to day effect, but when looking at the big picture, it welcomes you into a religious community, which you are then part of for as long as you wish to be. AnswerI was baptized to the Roman Catholic faith when I was just months old; I have no choice. I was schooled in Roman Catholic schools from kinder to elementary. I attended and finished my High School in a Protestant School.

I was told to read The Bible, which I did. But when I ask questions about the cruelty in the Bible, I was told to shut up. I became Paranoid fearing god (small g) and the torments of hell.

I ex-communicated myself from Christianity when I turned 18 (I'm now '60 yrs old). I tried to do research to answers on questions that are nagging me (ex; Psalm 137:9) but my resources are limited.

Thanks to the internet, I can now surf the web for any questions that's in my mind.

The Religious fathers of olden times was able to control their subjects by bonding them to ignorance.

Not now. With one click of a button, you'll get answers from all sides. But it takes an objective mind to find the true answer to your question.

I also studied Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. But I did not become a member of any organization of these Philosophies.

At present, I'm studying the works of Jiddu Khrishnamurti.

Back to the question; "How does Baptism ...... ?" Answer; It makes me a Paranoidal person. Fearing a god (an ideation, no evidence)that's cruel and the torments of hell (also no evidence).

Well, I'm now beyond that stage. True salvation is freedom from ignorance. itchie.C2

AnswerThe act of baptism does nothing without faith, repentance & obedience to the truth.
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How does baptism affect your daily life?

A:Whatever its spiritual importance, baptism, by itself, has no effect on anyone's life. Some people may not realise they were never baptised, for whatever reason, yet lead exemplary Christian lives. Other people may have been baptised yet on reaching adulthood decide no longer to consider themselves Christian, in which case baptism becomes irrelevant in their lives.It is the belief in the power and importance of baptism that is likely to affect your daily life. If you believe that baptism makes you spiritually a better person, then this can affect your self-image. You may believe that, having been baptised, the Holy Spirit guides you through life. On the other hand, if you believe that infant baptism has left you trapped as a Christian although you prefer not to be a Christian, then this too can affect your daily life.

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