Salvation Passages - Taking Them From Where They Are
In answer to the question, “How do you get to Atlanta from here?,” someone from Birmingham would answer differently from his house than I would from my house in north Alabama. The question is correctly answered based upon where you are.It sometimes happens this way in the Bible when a person is told what to do to be saved:· In Acts 16:31, unbelievers were told to “believe on the Lord Jesus Christ” to be saved. (they were baptized 2 verses later)· In Acts 2:38, believers were told to "repent, and be baptized" for the remission of sins.· In Acts 22:16, a penitent believer was told to "be baptized" to get his sins washed away.What should we conclude? That all conditions stated as necessary by God for salvation should be obeyed. They don’t all have to be in one verse.