[/QUOTE]So the circular reasoning begins again...Nan will ask, what condemns a person? Nan forgot all have sinned therefore all are already condemned before even hearing about Jesus...
But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.
Again & again, I shall remind you of the repentant thief on the cross that jesus saved, altho he couldn't be baptized.
The argument that this was before Jesus died, bringing the New Covenant into force, is not valid, as many others were saved & baptized before Jesus died. 'Twas the same Jesus who saved those people, & who saves us now.
GOD knows whether one can be baptized or not. We can fool other men, but not GOD. As I said, I was EAGER to be baptized, but it wasn't possible in winter. And, there are people who can't be safely immersed completely in water, if immersed at all. Again, GOD knows. But I think everyone who's saved wants to be baptized ASAP.