Are we saved through grace alone or are we saved through grace and baptism?

Some groups and individuals hold that one cannot be saved unless he is baptized in the name of Jesus. They usually show the following verses for their doctrine, Acts 2:38; Titus 3:5; Mark 1:4; Luke 3:6, where it is implied that repentance and baptism are mandated for salvation.

Hence please throw more light into this burning issue. Do we have to be baptized to be saved?

Titus 3:5

ESV - 5 He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit.

Clarify Share Report Asked October 31 2013 My passport new Arun Kumar

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Mini Peter Santi

After all we are baptized as the symbol of washing away our sins and by grace of the holy ghost by being able to repent hences not needing to be rebaptized. So my answer to this question woulde be yes by both.

April 01 2014 Report

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