(conclusion to previous post)The real "church" according to the Bible is the body of Christ, which is the believers, not a building or organized structure such as the "Church of Christ."
That cult believes their salvation depends on them, not on Jesus Christ. In fact, Coral Hill Church of Christ sends out a brochure every month and this months brochure said that Jesus only had the ability to forgive sins personally while He was on earth and that's supposedly why the theif on the cross got saved without being baptized.
What blasphemy!! Jesus still has the ability to forgive sins, even more so now, because He pleads His blood to the Father continually in heaven for those it was shed for.
He forgave the theif on the cross without baptism, because it proved He was God in the flesh, for only God can forgive sins. Our sins don't get magically washed away in water.
The bottom line is that Church of Christ believes in baptismal regeneration, rather than Holy Spirit regeneration and they will go to any extreme to promote it as a work we do to get saved. Even to the extreme of blasphemy!!
Jesus lived the perfect life that we couldn't. He was even baptized on our behalf, because He knew we wouldn't do it perfectly, but He did. That's why He said He did it to "fulfill all righteousness." Can we do that, no! He did it on behalf of His sheep.
But goats can't hear, for they have no ears to hear. Only His true sheep follow Him, rather than their own man-centered false doctrines, that exalt mans work, rather than the work did.
Jesus said, "It is finished." So stop trying to add to it and submit to Him alone to save you. You can't save yourself, so how can you keep yourself saved? You can't.
Only God is able to keep you from falling and that is throughout Scripture. If only you could read it, without filtering it thru cultic brainwashing.
Again you are dishonest in accusing the Church of Christ of blasphemy and teaching baptismal regeneration and that it is a work. The only way sins can be washed away in water is that we by faith believe and trust Jesus and what He did at the cross. The water has no power by itself. I challenge you to read every conversion in the book of Acts and every person was baptized for the remission of their sins. Read the conversion of Saul of Tarsus in Acts 9 and 22. In fact when Ananias came and found Saul fasting and in prayer, waiting to find out what the Lord wanted him to do (Acts 9:6)Saul was told to (are you ready for this?) "arise and be baptized and wash away your sins calling on the name of the Lord." (Acts 22:16).
In Acts 8:26-39, read the account of an Ethiopian who had been to Jerusalem to worship as a Jew. On his way home he is reading from Isaiah 53. We know this is a prophecy about Christ. Note vs. 35 that Phillip began from that verse and "preached unto him Jesus." Have you ever wondered why the next verse tells us that the Ethiopian exclaims "there is water what hinders me from being baptized? when Phillip preached Jesus??? When a person is properly taught Christ, baptism must be a part of the new birth. Jesus said so himself in Mark 16:15-16 and Matthew 28:18-20.
You are the pot calling the kettle black. When Jesus said "it is finished", it meant that what he came to do redeem us was about to be completed. It has no reference to interpret that there is no response on our part in order to receive the benefit.
I am afraid you are blinded by your own denominational thinking. I pray you will open your ears and eyes to the truth as I have written here. Look and study the examples I provided for you. Go back and reread that article. Also read the article "4 Views of Faith" That is a good one also.