Can a person be saved without being baptized?
As God’s Word mentions, “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved; whoever does not believe will be condemned.” (Mark 16:16). Therefore, if a person repents of his sins, accepts the Lord Jesus, but then dies before being baptized in water, he will still be saved.
And we have an excellent example in the Bible itself, as was the case of the thief on the cross, beside Jesus. Aware of his imminent death, he recognized Jesus as the Son of God and asked Him for his salvation. The Lord Jesus immediately answered:
“And Jesus said to him, “Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise.””