Acts 2:38 ESV
And Peter said to them, Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Does Acts 2:38 teach that baptism is necessary for salvation?
Does Acts 2:38 teach that baptism is necessary for salvation? Do I have to be baptized in order to be saved?
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Does the Greek construction in Acts 2:38 show that baptism has nothing to do with the remission of sins?
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