Does Baptism Not Save Because It’s A Work?

Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. Mark 16:16   I recently had a question asked by a reader of this column:  “You’ve written that one must be baptized to be saved, but doesn’t the Bible say that we are not saved by works?  Since baptism…

Ephesians 2:8-9: “…Not A Result Of Works…”

“For by grace you have been saved through faith.  And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”  Ephesians 2:8-9 God’s grace saves us through our faith.  We did not and indeed cannot save ourselves.  Rather, our salvation is a…