I am not isolating anything. This verse is in total agreement with the rest of the new testament and the gospel message. You would reject this passage even though it is complete, accurate and in context. In fact I don't think that you are even able to really honestly consider the truth presented here.<quoted text>
If you're going to isolate this one verse from Acts to the exclusion of the gospels and the rest of the NT, I don't know why you even bother with the bible.
The jailer and his houehold were immediately baptized, so yes, there is more to "believing" than just mouthing the words. Notice that St. Paul also told him that his whole household would be saved based on faith of the jailer, which incidently supports infant baptism.
The fact that the jailer was 'later' baptized. has nothing to do with his salvation, but is a testamony to his 'discipleship'. The normal chain of events for a 'CHRISTIAN'(one who has been saved by thier faith in the Saviour, is to be baptized. But it is the FAITH they have placed in the Saviour(belief) that saves. Not the baptism which follows. How many verses in the scripture tell us that """by FAITH ye are saved""". Not what we do. Not our works or deeds. "Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and you shall be saved." Paul said so. Silas said so. What says Anthony?