Is baptism a requirement for salvation?

Thanks for checking out our ministry. I am glad you are looking closely at our doctrinal statement. We do not practice water baptism here at Grace Bible Church. We see that as a ministry to Israel and according to Mark 1:4; Acts 2:38; and I Corinthians 1:17,18; it was required of them “For The Remission Of Sins.” With the salvation and commissioning of Paul as the Apostle of the Gentiles (Romans 11:13) God not only postponed his dealings with Israel (until he resumes with the pouring out of His wrath) but in His grace turned to us Gentiles and revealed through Paul “The preaching of the Cross.” No one preached the “good news” of the cross until Paul came on the scene in the Bible. Today we are saved by grace through faith in the finished work of the Lord Jesus in His death, burial and resurrection as the full, complete payment for our sins.

I’m sure this will bring up many other questions and you realize I could write a much longer answer but that is the short of it. I would love to talk more about this with you and your husband, or we could send you some literature. I hope you will let us minister further to you. Please let me know in what way you would be comfortable.