PlainTalk I hope you can one day see your error in suggesting anything but Christ HIMSELF "contributes" to our salvation. He IS our Salvation! Maybe it will not be til heaven that you and many others see... Either way I sincerely hope you and everyone else that attach baptism to the work of Christ are also somehow trusting Christ...I myself didn't even know Jesus was God until 10 months after my rebirth (hence 10 months after the Spirit endwelled me) so He gave me life and He taught me of Himself. We are animated dirt...if you think dirt can help itself to heaven okay but it is not so. Scripture may give baptism importance but 1. It is spiritual baptism Jesus accomplishes and 2. It does not...contribute...to salvation. That is ANOTHER GOSPEL.