We often hear form our Protestant brothers and sisters that it is eithor faith or works. Baptism or Not Baptism. They quote passages that say we are saved by faith in whitch Catholics believe but Cathoics Dont dissmiss passages that say works play a part in our salvation. In the Matt Slick Verses Tim Staples Matt uses these verses to prove that faith alone is all we need and if faith alone was all the Thief on the cross needed then then works play no role. The thief was not baptised either so he uses this as an example that baptism is not necisary as well. Tim comes back and says if he was to refuse baptism he would not be saved because scripture does say we must be baptised into Christ. And God is not bound by what we must do BAPTISE. And again Protestants say it is EITHER OR
Here is where the delima comes in. Protestants say Faith alone is all that is necesary and it is absolutly needed. Well I have to ask what about babies what about the mentally handicaped? They cant possibly have faith. Most protestants say they will go to heaven but I thought faith alone was absolutly necissary.
so I have to ask protestants why is this not an Eithor or sitiuation?
Eithor it is faith or it is not.
What do you have to say for this?
And if anyone can elaborate please do I tried to explain this as best I could but Im sure someone else can expand on what I am thinking.