Man and Salvation

(David A Sanchez) #1

How is man saved? Does man have to be baptised under water to be saved?

(SeanO) #2

@Loftmusic We are saved by grace through faith in Jesus’ work on the cross and His resurrection. As soon as we place our trust in Christ and decide to believe, honor and obey Him we are saved - end of story. Baptism is an outward sign of an inward reality - it is a witness to our community that we have chosen to trust Jesus. We should certainly be baptized, but baptism is not what saves us.

I have provided more resources below. Christ grant you a spirit of wisdom and revelation in knowledge of Him :slight_smile:

Ephesians 6:2-9 - And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

Romans 10:9-10 - that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

In Acts those who believed Peter’s message clearly received the Holy Spirit before they were baptized. Peter said, “Can anyone withhold the water for baptizing these people who have received the holy Spirit even as we have?” (Acts 10:47).