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1 Are we saved by faith, or grace, or works, or blood, or baptism? Or by all the above? Or by all the above?

2  We are saved by faith, Jn. 3:16; Heb. 11:6  When does faith save? Jn. 3:36 (NASV – “who does not obey”); Heb. 11:7,30  Baptism is an act of faith, Acts 2:37,38  Mk. 16:16: two conditions for salvation; one for condemnation

3  Eph. 2:8,9 – salvation is by grace  Eph. 5:25,26 – by washing of water by the word  Grace (17 times in Romans) – also teaches baptism (6:3,4; Gal. 3:26,27)

4  “By the word” (Eph. 5:26) must be the right subject, action, and purpose.  2 Kgs. 5:13,14 - right person, action, place  When he submitted to God’s word – he was cleansed. We must submit to “the word of His grace” (Acts 20:32).

5  Eph. 2:8,9 – excludes “works” therefore baptism is not necessary.”  Gal. 5:19-21 – baptism is a “work” – all who are baptized will not be saved!  Jn. 6:29 – Faith is “the work of God” – therefore it is not necessary!  Neither faith, nor baptism is the kind of work in Eph. 2:8,9 (Jas. 2:20,26)

6  Titus 3:5 God: Not by works ofBut by washing of righteousness regeneration Acts 22:16; Eph. 5:26 Men: Not by works ofNor by washing of righteousness regeneration

7  Heb. 9:13,14; 10:22 (Num. 19:1-5,9,13)  The blood purges our conscience  Rev. 1:5 – “To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood.”  Acts 22:16 – “Arise and be baptized and wash away your sins, calling on the name of the Lord.”

8  1 Pet. 3:20,21 – “…the answer of a good conscience” (KJV; NKJV).  “1 Pet. 3:21, is not, as in the A.V., an ‘answer.’ It was used by the Greeks in a legal sense, as a demand or appeal” (Vine).  “Interrogation” (ASV); “Appeal” (NASV, RSV, Living Bible, Williams, Beck).  The good conscience follows obedience.

9  “It makes no sense” (Heb. 11:30)  The command tests faith – Do I believe what Christ said, because He said it?  Archaeologist found baptismal font in form of a cross. He was puzzled!  1 Cor. 1:10-13


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