One of the biggest “religious” myths that is perpetuated is the idea that “As long as my kid is baptized, everything will be fine”, as if, somehow, baptism in and of itself can save a person from eternity separated from God. How does that stand up to Scripture?
In Romans 10.5-15, the Bible is clear that salvation comes not from some religious act, but through profession of faith: “If you confess with your mouth, ‘Jesus is Lord’, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved” (Romans 10.9, NIV).
This message was preached following the celebration of a baptism in the church, where faith-filled parents brought their son forward to be welcomed into the church, and brought onto the path that leads toward profession of faith in Christ and the freedom from sin and eternal life that go with that profession of faith.
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