If there is no love in this marriage no amount of good christian advise no matter how well intended is going to make a difference.
You're speaking out reformation rhetoric as if from a script. Think scripturally. No one's faith is in being dunked in a tank. That's a straw man argument. Our faith is in God who uses baptism for forgiveness of sins, just like the Israelites faith was not in the bronze serpent, but in God who used the serpent.
God is every bit as gracious (which is what grace is, God's graciousness toward us) with Him using baptism, than under your paradigm. You believe grace = lack of participation on our part. That's not scriptural. Before you run to Ephesians 2:8-9 to use works, look up what works means scripturally.
You are reciting reformation ideology. 1st century Christianity was not affected by the reformation and saw things differently.
QuoteToday there remains "one stone upon another," in the Wailing Wall.I've used this argument myself, but I stopped because:
1) The Wailing Wall was never part of the temple. It was only ever a retaining wall.
2) Recent archaeological findings show that it may have been build after the destruction of Herod's temple.
**Warning, chrlie24 and gr8gracethrufaith believe I am a heretic. Proceed at your own risk**
I said we are saved by grace through faith. Do we disagree? It is absolutely all by the grace of God.
And baptism is NOT a work anymore than confessing with our lips. I do not believe we earn any part or work for our salvation. Your assessment is wrong about my beliefs. Or innmy vernacular, horse hockey. Again,Jesus did NOt say he that believes and is saved shall be baptized. Just sayin'.
I will gladly add the words "most here" if most agree with you and Charlie, and yes that is sad indeed. The broad and erroneous way IS popular.