In the case of baptism and salvation, the Bible is clear that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works of any kind, including baptism (Ephesians 2:8-9). So, any interpretation which comes to the conclusion that baptism, or any other act, is necessary for salvation, is a faulty interpretation. read more
5. When is a person saved? Is a person saved at the moment he believes on the Lord Jesus Christ or is a person saved the moment he is baptized in water? 6. Is water baptism essential? 7. If a person is not baptized in water, is he saved? 8. Passages That Seem to Teach that Water Baptism Saves. Mark 16:16 John 3:5 Acts 2:38 Acts 22:16 1 Peter 3:20-21 . 9. read more
Acts 22:16 reads, "Rise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on his name." Some have understood this verse to teach that baptism is a requirement to be saved. read more
Mark 16:16, a verse often quoted to prove baptism is necessary for salvation, is actually a proof of the opposite. Notice that the basis for condemnation in that verse is not the failure to be baptized, but only the failure to believe. read more
Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord.