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Strong By Design Podcast

May 18, 2022


Baptism does not bring salvation.  

So then, why do believers in Jesus Christ as the Son of God get baptized? 

The concept of baptism seems so simple, get dunked under water by a church pastor and recognize Jesus as your Lord and Savior. But there are so many differing beliefs about ‘why’ we should or should not be baptized and when that should occur. 

Why do babies get baptized in many denominations of the Christian faith? And what are the three big reasons why adults should get baptized? 

On today’s SBD episode, our guest Jared Haley, pastor and video production specialist for Critical Bench, answers all of these common questions regarding baptism in the church. 


"Baptism is not for salvation... My decision to follow Jesus and my salvation, 

I have to be old enough to make that decision in my own heart and for my own life. Nobody can make that decision for me." - Jared Haley 



Time Stamps  

00:00 – The power of walking in obedience to God 

00:48 – Welcome to the ‘Strong by Design’ podcast 

05:55 – Get to know today’s special guest, Jared Haley 

07:40 – Jared shares his kids’ baptism experience 

12:56 – Is Baptism necessary for salvation? 

21:01 – Baby baptism vs. baby dedication: What’s the difference? 

26:51 – The true meaning of Baptism 

32:24 – Why was Jesus baptized? 

34:08 – Jared on why you should get baptized 

46:33 – Is baptism a public declaration of your Faith? 


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