The jailor asked What must I do to…

The jailor asked, What must I do to be saved? Paul said, Believe on the Lord and you will be saved. If you take that verse alone, you might decide salvation is a “faith only” proposition. But looking at the verse in context, shows it involves more than a mental choice or assent. The next few verses show that Paul provided more instruction. As a result the jailor took Paul and Silas, washed their stripes and was immediately baptized by them. The next verse tells us that what the jailor did, he did it “having believed”. What that means is the jailors actions including being baptized was a part of his believing. Faith is not static or fixed; it includes more than just a mental assent. Believing so as to be saved includes confession and baptism as well. This is Just-A-Minute.

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