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The jailor's question, "What must I do to be saved?" (Acts 16:30) is still on the minds of thinking individuals. Acording to the Bible, the answer begins with hearing the gospel of Christ (Romans 10:17) and believing in Jesus as God's Son (Acts 16:30-34; John 8:24). Next, one must repent of sins (Acts 17:30-31); Luke 13:3; Acts 2:38) and confess faith that Jesus is the Christ (Romans 10:9-10; Matthew 10:32-33; Acts 8:37). Then consummating act of one's obedience is baptism to be saved (Mark 16:15-16).

A question arises: "Why stress the baptism so much? These answer Bible references give answer:

Water stands between the sinner.........and cleansing (Ephesians 5:26).

Water stands between the sinner.........and sanctification (Ephesians 5:26).

Water stands between the sinner.........and putting away sins (Colossians 2:11-13).

Water stands between the sinner.........and new life in Christ (Ephesians 2:6).

Water stands between the sinner.........and living with Christ (Ephesians 2:5).

Water stands between the sinner.........and forgiveness (Colossians 1:13-14).

Water stands between the sinner.........and the kingdom (John 3:5).

Water stands between the sinner.........and the blood of Christ (John 19:34).

Water stands between the sinner.........and a good conscience (1 Peter 3:21).

Water stands between the sinner.........and the promise through Christ (Acts 2:39).

Water stands between the sinner.........and the body (1 Corinthians 12:12).

Water stands between the sinner.........and salvation (1 Peter 3:21).

Water stands between the sinner.........and sonship (Galatians 3:26-27).
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