Saturday, December 5, 2015


The teaching of most in the Southern Baptist denomination is that water baptism is not essential to salvation because it is a work and works cannot save. They quote Ephesians 2:8-9 as their proof-text.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is a gift of God, 9 not of works, lest anyone should boast.(NKJV)

The gift men receive because of God's grace is salvation. We do not receive salvation because of any meritorious works, we are not saved because of our good deeds. We are not saved because we have lived a good and perfect life. The short answer is we are not saved because of "our works".

The question remains, is allowing someone to baptize you in water, a work, is it a good deed, is it a meritorious work? Of course not, it is simply obeying the command of Jesus to be baptized in order to be saved. (Mark 16:16...and is baptized shall be saved...NKJV)

If being baptized in water is a work, (the person being baptized does nothing but submit to baptism) then why is having faith not a work. Why is confessing Jesus as Lord and the Son of God not a work? Why is believing that God raised Jesus from the dead not a work.

OBEYING THE GOSPEL PLAN OF SALVATION IS NOT A WORK. Faith John 3:16, Repentance Acts 3:19, Confession Romans 10:9, Immersion in water Acts 2:38, 1 Peter 3:21, Acts 22:16, Mark 16:16.

What do you want to trust for your salvation, Southern Baptist doctrine or the Bible?      



  1. LOL Very funny, post something that people do not even believe and then disprove it... LOL You are the one in error, he that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, and he that believeth not shall be damned. Not he who is not baptized shall be damned. Also Romans 10 11-13 says twice that calling is what saves you not being dunked in a tub. Being a Southern Baptist Pastor I have never, I repeat, never said that baptism is a work and therefore not needed for salvation. Because faith in the finished work of Christ is all that is needed. Bark up another tree.

  2. LOL Funny how you set up a strawman, by saying that all Southern Baptist believe when in reality we do not believe that. I have never said that baptism was a work therefore not necessary for salvation. I say that faith in the finished work of Jesus on Calvary is all that is needed, not power in the tub, but power in the blood! Also, he that believes and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believes not shall be damned. Not he that is not baptized shall be damned, he that believes not... Another point Romans 10:11-13 tells us that Calling on Him is enough to be saved and it says it twice. So try using all of Scripture or be like your hero Thomas and Alexander Campbell who did not know the truth. Bark up another tree... This one is a fail.. LOL

  3. Jon, thank you for your comment. It was good to see that you reject the Baptist doctrine of "water baptism being a work"


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