Early one morning I took a walk to the store and ran into a guy I knew from the neighborhood. He had seen me with my wife a few days earlier and asked me where I met such a pretty lady. I told him that I had met her at the church we attend and that it is a RIGHTLY DIVIDING grace church unlike any other in the New York area. I went on to explain that we are different because we believe in the gospel of salvation found in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, which says that a person is saved if they believe that Jesus died for their sins, was buried, and rose again on the third day. It is that simple for once a person believes this then they are “sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, Who is our guarantee of our inheritance” of heaven to come as Ephesians 1:13-14 tell us. Getting water baptized is not part of our salvation for as 1 Corinthians 12:13 tells us that it is the “one HOLY SPIRIT that baptizes us into the one body,” the body of Christ. This is why Ephesians 2:8, 9 say it is by grace through FAITH not WORKS that we are SAVED. Having to get water baptized to be saved would be us doing a work to get saved but our salvation comes completely from God. Jesus did all of the work on the cross to pay for our sins. Then the Holy Spirit baptizes us into the body of Christ, so that we cannot boast. In 2 Corinthians 11:3, we learn that the devil uses his craftiness to blind us from the SIMPLICITY that is in Christ Jesus. When people do not rightly divide the word of truth as we are told to do in 2 Timothy 2:15 then we are fooled into thinking that we have to do things to earn our salvation but like it says in Titus 3:5, it is “not by works of righteousness that we have done, but according to His mercy, He saved us by the washing” of the Spirit, not water. So enjoy your gift of salvation right now by believing in the finished work Jesus did on the cross and know that there is no big bang you will experience to prove you are saved for “We walk by faith not by sight (2 Corinthians 5:7).” In other words, no person, not even yourself can see or feel that you are saved. It just is, what it is, when you accept God’s free gift.