“The Same Hour Of The Night”
It was late, very late. It was already well after midnight. Paul and Silas had to be exhausted from a long, difficult day. They had preached the way of salvation in Philippi, been falsely accused, backs beaten with rods and cast into prison (Acts 16:16-24).
Yet in spite of the late hour and exhaustion they must have felt, they happily taught the word of the Lord to the jailer and his household (Acts 16:25-32).
But here’s my question. If baptism is not necessary for salvation as believed, taught, and practiced by so many churches today, then why was the jailer and his household baptized “the same hour of the night”? Why were they baptized “immediately” if baptism does not save the sinner? (Acts 16:33)