Salvation

Being born again, saved, becoming a Christian - whatever you call it - all begins with the fact that Jesus died for us on the cross to bring us back into a relationship with the Father in heaven. Sin separates us from God.

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. ~ Romans 3:23 NIV


But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. ~ Romans 5:8 NIV


We are saved by grace through faith alone in Jesus Christ by the Gospel - His death, burial, and resurrection. Man cannot save himself through good works, human efforts, or through faith in any other person, thing, or doctrine apart from the truth of Scriptures. Salvation is a gift from God, not of any human efforts. Man’s first step toward salvation is godly sorrow that leads to repentance of sin. The new birth is necessary for all men and when fulfilled produces eternal life. Justification is God’s gracious and full acquittal upon principles of His righteousness of all sinners who repent and believe in Christ. Justification brings the believer into a relationship of peace and favor with God (Ephesians 2:8-9; Galatians 2:16, 3:8; Titus 3:5; Romans 10:9-10; Acts 16:31; Hebrews 9:22).

For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God not by works, so that no one can boast. ~ Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV


Know that a person is not justified by the works of the law, but by faith in Jesus Christ. So we, too, have put our faith in Christ Jesus that we may be justified by faith in Christ and not by the works of the law, because by the works of the law no one will be justified. ~ Galatians 2:16 NIV

If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. 

Romans 10:9-10 NIV


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Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." ~ Acts 2:38 NIV

Scripture is consistent in baptism following salvation.  In the book of Acts, baptism is mentioned 27 times.  In all of those, it follows salvation and is in much water.  Baptism by immersion in water is a direct commandment of our Lord and is for believers only. It is a symbol of the Christian’s death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection. It is a testimony to the Christian’s faith in the final resurrection of the dead.