Can a man good deeds and philanthropic work save him and get him to Heaven? Biblical answer and application.. The story of Cornelius ( Acts 10:1-40) He was described as a man who feared God, give alms to people and prayed always . But it was not enough... Peter Preach to him and he was Baptized ( Acts10:38-40) Can one be saved without baptism? Mark 16:16 says He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved. Those who have been baptized put on Christ ( Galatians 3:27).. Jesus show as examples in Matthew 3 when he was baptized... What if I say Sinner Prayer? Not biblical application of such.. it's men doctrine.. Peter said obey God rather than men ( Acts 5:29) because not all who says lord lord or do miracles will enter the kingdom of God except they do the will of the father not their own ( Matthew 7:21-23) Jesus told Nicodemus in John 3:3-6 Unless a man is born of water and spirit..which was further reveal in Acts 2:38. But it's the men of God that say so.? The Bible teaches us that who abide in the doctrine of Christ have God( 2 John 1:9) The Bible Also teaches those who teaches and follow the doctrine of men worship in vain ( Matthew 15:8-10) Then what is the Absolute truth about salvation? Hear the gospel ( Romans 10:17 Believe the gospel ( mark 16:16, Acts 2:38) Repent ( Acts 2:38) Confess Jesus ( Roman 10: 9-10) Be baptized ( 1 Peter 3:21, Acts 2:41, Acts 22:16, Romans 6:3-4) Note: The example of baptism stated in the practical case of Eunuch and Philip in Acts 8:30-38 which was in line with Jesus instructions in Matthew 28:18-29 and Mark 16:16 means Baptism is not for infants because infant cannot believe.. What then? In Time of ignorance God overlooked, But He is commanding all to Repent..( acts 17:30) If you are have not yet accept Christ following the biblical concepts... You are in the way that lead to destruction...( Matthew 7:13-14).. Don't follow those who changed the truth of God into a lie ( Romans 1:25) Be like the Berean ...search the scriptures if it is so( Acts 17:11) May God open your eyes to see..