I am sorry but you did say the church saves you likened it to the Ark and the flood of Noah's day and compered it with Christ that saves which is correct but then you also said it was a picture of the church that saves please read your post.
I am sorry Saban but the real problem that is foundational is this, You do not believe that all mankind is born into sin from Adam because the word tells us in Adam we all die but in Christ we are all made alive,. The word tells us that ALL have sinned and come short of the glory of God, the word goes on and tells us that we were dead in trespasses and in sins, Eph. 2:1.
God tells us from the very womb we go astray as soon as we are born, Psalm 58:3, The Bible goes on and says that there is not one that will seek after God no not one! Romans 3:10-12, This is why Jesus said no man can come to me unless my Father which sent me draws him. Jesus said you have not chosen me but I have chosen you, John 15:16, God tells us before we were even born God chose Jacob and not Esau, that the purpose of ELECTION might stand not of works but Him that calleth, Romans 9L:11-24,
Saban, I can go on and on with proof text after proof text and it will do no good unless God gives you repentance to acknowledge the truth, 2 Tim. 2:25-26, if not you will be held captive to your own conclusions. Saban all that I can do is share what the word declares I have answered many of your questions and I can see you could not answer Eph. 1:4-6 in any real detail it was just some copy out of a book the fact is, you did not touch in any detail those verses and shown word for word what each word and verse means I asked you to quote the verse so all can see you did not quote the verses because they are to plain I understand. However, we cannot skirt around all these verses I shared it is not me your avoiding it is the words I have shared you do not want to come to grips with and I understand because it all must be on God's good pleasure to reveal truth to you.
Saban, where in the Bible does it state that we are baptized for the remission of sins? Water baptism has nothing at all to do with taking away ones sins many were water baptized and are still as lost as ever this is a works gospel plain and simple. You see Saban you say you believe that the Bible is the word of God and this is great. However, when it comes to sharing with you God's word telling us we are born dead in sins and we cannot seek after God fact is, God must seek us out to save us and accept us, Eph. 1:4-6. So, the fact is, the church cannot save water baptism cannot save, good works cannot save, None of these things has any power to save it is Christ alone who saves by His word and His Spirit. We are lost if we believe and teach different sad to say. You see Saban God must get all the glory in His work of salvation it is all the work of God that anyone can believe on Him, John 6:29, THUS HE MUST GET ALL THE GLORY NOT OF WORKS LEAST ANY MAN SHOULD BOAST, THESE OTHER ISSUES ARE JUST WORKS.
Saban, I hope nothing but the very best for you but in love and concern you do not have the foundation yet. Gary
You're beginning to sound very sanctimonious.