[quote=MBS1]adstrinityHow do you KNOW Dismas wasn’t baptized?
That has always been one of my questions to Protestants - the answer, of course, is we don’t know. He knew who Jesus was, so one can easily speculate that he at some point was baptized (who’s to say?).
However, more importantly, the great commission to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit…” John 28:19, and
"He who believes and was baptized will be saved…" Mark 16:16
were declared by Jesus after His resurrection, not before. The thief died before Jesus rose from the dead. Baptism as a necessity of salvation was not made the norm by Jesus until after His resurrection, so the whole “thief on the cross” argument is mute. He taught the apostles a lot in the 40 days before He ascended, and this was one of those things.
Just two more cents. God Bless:)
**[size=3]*Thanks for your post. I agree. You have a “typo”, it isn’t John 28:19 it is Matthew 28:19. Thanks again. [/size]
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19 Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit,
20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, until the end of the age."