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John 3:16 reads, "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." If a person receives eternal life when he believes, does he need to be baptized?

Believing in Christ is not just intellectually agreeing that He is Lord and Savior. True faith involves obeying His words (Lk 6:46-49). We are saved by grace through faith, but faith without deeds is not true faith (Jas 2:14-20). Even the demons believe that Jesus is the Son of God (Mt 8:28-29; Lk 4:41), but their belief is not true faith (Jas 2:19-20). We cannot dismiss the necessity of baptism since baptism is part of, and an act of, belief and faith in Jesus Christ (Mk 16:16; see Acts 16:30-33).

Publisher: True Jesus Church