Do You Have to be Baptized to be Saved?

Do You Have to be Baptized to be Saved?

Theology If you’ve not been under the water, will you go above the clouds? That might be a humorous way of stating it, but the question is a very serious one. Is baptism essential for eternal salvation? The answer is an emphatic no. Baptism is a public testimony that...
Is Repentance Essential to Salvation?

Is Repentance Essential to Salvation?

New Believers “Truly, these times of ignorance God overlooked, but now commands all men everywhere to repent.” (Acts 17:30) The Scriptures teach that repentance is essential to salvation. Paul preached that God commands all to repent (cf. Acts 17:30). It’s crucial,...
What is Saving Faith?

What is Saving Faith?

Assurance Earlier this week, we talked about having the right perspective in evangelism as well as a simple definition of the gospel. But just what does God expect a non-Christian to do with the gospel message? In other words, what is saving faith? To communicate the...