People say that you must be baptized to be able to be saved from your sins and not go to Hell. Others say that you must do other things as well as be baptized to attain salvation. This is not correct teaching.
First off, baptism is not and was not ever for gaining salvation. Its purpose is to show people that you have indeed accepted Jesus Christ into your heart, not to be as a means of gaining salvation.
Secondly, why would someone think that being put into water would keep you from going to Hell? Are you trusting Jesus to save you, or are you trusting the water?
Trusting Jesus Christ is the only way to be saved.
“So you will be saved, if you honestly say, ‘Jesus is Lord,’ and if you believe with all your heart that God raised him from death.” – Romans 10:9 CEV
“You were saved by faith in God, who treats us much better than we deserve. This is God’s gift to you, and not anything you have done on your own.” – Ephesians 2:8 CEV
“and not anything you have done on your own” includes being baptized.
Remember…Jesus saves…not water.
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