Uh, yeah. Because they were all baptized.
Implying that we may not.
Correct. If they did not believe. Mark 16:16
They were saved believes part of the Church of the living God. Those are the one’s Paul encouraged to walk in newness of life.
As the Church still does, today. We don’t believe in once saved always saved. As you do, apparently.
But Paul forgot the baptism rule you insist on applying here.
If you mean, being born again by baptism, you are simply reading it out of the verse. You read the word “should” as though it denies the fact that one is born again in Baptism. But it merely means that one who is born again should walk as though he is born again and not return to his old way of life.
Actually he did this in many passages where eternal salvation is taught.
You simply read them out, because, you don’t have an anchor upon which to rest your understanding of Scripture.
You, use Scripture alone as your hermeneutical system. But, that means that you use your “interpretation of Scripture alone” as your hermeneutical system. Thus, you use your errors, the ones in which you believe, to get understanding from the rest of Scripture. And in this way, you twist the word of God to your own destruction.
But we, Catholics, compare what we read in Scripture to the Doctrines we have already learned and which have been passed down through the Church by Jesus Christ. This is our hermeneutical system.
Thus, when we read words like “Washing of Regeneration”, we already know it means Baptism. We don’t have to guess.
The “washing of regeneration” is a spiritual expression not literal. notice how the word “water” is not included.
I’m pretty sure the Apostles washed things in water, even way back then.
You need water to have a water baptism ceremony. Oh yeah… the word baptism is also missing from the passage. Ooops.
Baptism means “washing”. And, again, we don’t go by Scripture alone. You don’t read the word Trinity in Scripture. But you believe in it. Guess why? Because the Catholic Church coined it for you.
Yeah, and you’re not even grateful for all the Doctrines the Catholic Church developed and has taught through the centuries, which you believe and hold. Yeah, even your faith in Jesus Christ was taught by the Catholic Church, FIRST.