Mark 16:15-16

“You seem to disagree with the words of Jesus when He says ‘He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved’”

No Christian in his right mind would disagree with anything the Scriptures says. Usually it’s our interpretation and understanding of the text that people disagree with. And when we disagree, we must give good reasons for why which I will do my best. When it comes to being saved, the emphasis is on “belief” first and foremost, this is because the Gospel is what saves us. Nothing is more clearer than Mark 16:15-16, “He who believes and is baptized will be saved; [but he who does not believe] will be condemned.” Note the emphasis on “believe.” This is clearly illustrated in Acts 16:25-34, “…Sirs, what must I do to be saved? … [Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ], and you will be saved…” And speaking of baptism, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?.. Philip said, ‘If you [believe] with all your heart, you may…’” (Acts 8:36-38)