we are saved by grace through faith...Please explain what a person ought to do through faith...If one has received the Holy Spirit means they are saved,
Acts 10:47-48 (47) “Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?” (48) And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days. (NASB) Since these Gentiles received...forums.carm.org
1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,
2 A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.
3 He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.
4 And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.
5 And now send men to Joppa, and call for one Simon, whose surname is Peter:
6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.
You have to explain what happened between the angel giving the message to Corneilus and Cornelius doing what Peter told him to do. Two things happened ...Peter preached the gospel to Cornelius and his household and they received the HS then he commanded them to be baptized...
The issue here is God sent him to Peter for Peter to tell him what to do...
If that is the case why did God send him to Peter? Would you say that they are saved even if they were not baptized or refused to be baptized? Or is it that all these things work together for one to be saved?The first command given to them after their salvation.