Romans 10:9 (8-11) Its hard for me to continue to see these people take this ONE scripture so out of context. It is killing me. Why don't you guys share the Whole passage with ALL its meaning? What about vs 14-15 "How, then, can they call on the one they have not BELIEVED in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? AND HOW CAN THEY PREACH UNLESS THEY ARE SENT? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" All the apostles were taught the "GOOD NEWS" of the gospels and its meaning. And they were all sent with the Same messages from Christ (Matthew 28:18-20 & Mark 16:15-20.) Paul is not attemtpting to lay the foundations of elementry teaching reguarding salvation all over again (Hebrews 6:1-3), but to call people BACK to JESUS from others that were TEACHING A DIFFERENT GOSPEL. This entire letter is addressed to Christians that were being lead astray to the "Gospel" of Moses. PEOPLE, C'MON, GET REAL! THERE ARE MORE TEACHINGS OF THE COMPLETE GOSPEL THAN WHAT YOU THINK YOUR READING IN ROMANS 10:9 Who was sent to preach? The Apostles and they ALL preached the same thing regarding salvation. Everyone in the bible that were "Saved" after Jesus' death where: Taught the truth Believed the truth Repented because of the truth Confessed Jesus Biptized into His BODY and saved. All acted in faith. ITS THAT SIMPLE. NO MORE NO LESS Baptism was not essential for salvation before Jesus' death. Before his death Most people were saved by faith and repentance and confession because Jesus didn't die yet. Notice that it was Jesus' disciples that baptized not him.