Baptism is the outward expression of the inward faith


I wonder if perhaps baptism is a bit more than just an outward expression of the inward faith; but, otherwise, I pretty much agree with what Spurgeon said.

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CharlesSpurgeonCommenting on this text of scripture, “He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved.” — Mark 16:16, Spurgeon said:

Why do you suppose that baptism is put into this prominent position? I think that it is for this reason, Baptism is the outward expression of the inward faith. He who believes in Christ with his heart confesses his faith before God and before the Church of God by being baptized. Now, the faith that speaks thus is not a dumb faith; it is not a cowardly faith; it is not a sneaking faith. Paul puts the matter thus, “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

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