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BAPTISM AND SALVATION

Posted by Mark Lindley on 4 April 2018

Water baptism is a controversial topic that has been hotly debated over the years. Part of the controversy stems from the question, Is baptism necessary for salvation? While there are some who say that baptism is necessary, others maintain that baptism is not something that one must do to be saved.

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BAPTISM, WORKS, AND SALVATION

Posted by Mark Lindley on 13 July 2016

What does the Bible teach about baptism, works, and salvation? All who study the Bible will immediately agree that salvation from sin is not “by works.” Many verses of the New Testament reveal this Biblical fact: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast” (Ephesians 2:8-9). Paul wrote to Titus: “Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost” (Titus 3:5). Paul also wrote concerning salvation: “Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given us in Christ Jesus before the world began” (II Timothy 1:9).

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