Mark 16:16 And The Necessity Of Baptism

Mark 16:16 reads “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be condemned.” This verse is structured like the following example sentences where “and” connects two necessary conditions:

● “He that eateth and digesteth his food shall live, but he that doesn’t eat shall die.” Everybody knows that makes both eating and digesting absolutely necessary to live.

● “He that comes to the podium and shakes my hand shall receive $1000, but he that stays in his seat won’t get a dime.” All of us would know exactly what we would have to do in order to get the $1000.

Why not the same when it comes to Mark 16:16 and salvation?

Catholics teach – He that believeth not (an infant) and is baptized shall be saved.

Denominational churches teach – He that believeth and is baptized not shall be saved.

JESUS teaches – He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.

Who are you going to believe?

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