"Works by which a man merits justification, and commands which one must obey to be saved, are distinct matters. It is unfortunate that many religionists can not or will not see this distinction, which should be plainly seen by any Bible reader. Because they fail to make this distinction, they conclude that a sinner must do nothing in order to be saved. A man has no real understanding of either works or grace when he thinks that conditions of forgiveness make salvation a matter of works and not of grace. Nothing that a sinner can do merits salvation. Many things are of grace, and yet conditional. Is anyone so simple as to think that Naaman's healing of leprosy was any less a matter of grace because he had to dip seven times in the river Jordan? Is any so blind that he cannot see that giving sight to the blind man [in Jn. 9] was a matter of grace, even though he had to go wash in the pool Siloam? If so, he needs his eyes opened as badly as did the blind man." This is a quotation from R.L. Whiteside on Romans 11:6, although I don't know who Whiteside is nor do I have his commentary -- I got this quote from a book quoting him, called "Neo-Calvinism In The Church of Christ" which I recently purchased. Does any one disagree? Will anyone allege that either Naaman or the blind man were healed by works since washing in water was necessary to their healing??? If not, why do you say that those who teach baptism is necessary to salvation teach "works salvation"??? You are inconsistent if you do not say either "both are of works" or "both are of grace."