Context, man, context ! 14 Afterward he appeared unto the eleven as they sat at meat, and upbraided them with their unbelief and hardness of heart, because they believed not them which had seen him after he was risen. 15 And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. - Mark 16 - How can a baby believe? It makes no sense. (S)He wouldn't know what the priest was talking about What sins specifically? ..and whose sins? The sins of your church's "members"?