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Salvation Through Faith

Whoever believesand is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Mark 16:16 (CSB)

Some religions teach salvation through baptism; they believe that to be saved, a Christian must be baptized. This is not what the Bible teaches. In Acts 16:31 we find Paul and Silas' answer to the centurion's question: "Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household. (NIV)" They did not mention that one had to be baptized.

Salvation is first believing in one's heart that Jesus Christ is Lord and then being able to bear witness to it with certainty. We find it in Romans 10:19: “For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. (NIV)” Baptism comes after salvation, because the Bible tells us that it is a public act performed by the believer to affirm his faith in Christ.

The only condition for salvation is faith in the Son of God. If you are taught another doctrine, you must consult the scriptures to find out what God reveals to us. Baptism does not make you holier or purer. After baptism, you are no longer different from what you were. You demonstrate to everyone that you died to sin to be resurrected with Christ.

May the grace and the peace of God be with you all.

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