“This baptism … as appointed for all nations bestowed the remission of sins. A refusal of baptism would be a repudiation of Christ and of all the gifts contained in His name. Baptism is pure gospel that conveys grace and salvation from God through Christ. It dare not be changed into a legal requirement. This preposition (eis) connects remission so closely with baptism that nobody has yet been able to separate the two.” —Lenski (Lutheran), h/t Jan Towell
For whom is Jesus the source of eternal salvation? This question must be answered clearly today, for modern religious answers avoid the Scripture’s affirmation. (They are committed to a human perspective.) “… he became the source of eternal salvation for all those who obey him” Hebrews 5.9.
Grace must be received. To be received some demonstrated change must be evident. Something then must be done. What must be done is the obedience of faith, Romans 1.5; 16.26; 2 Corinthians 6.1; Hebrews 4.16; 5.9.
If we do not receive the peace that God gives, we cannot be holy to him and before him. Holiness is complete satisfaction in God. Without his peace, we cannot be satisfied and thus begin the futile search to replace him. “I pray that God, who gives peace, will make you completely holy” 1Thes 5.23 CEB.