Hello Troy. Because you joined this wonderful "Talk Jesus Forum" I'd like to call you my friend, if that's Ok with you. I have retired from the full time ministry to Churches. I spent 40+ years as a Pastor of three Baptist Churches. I also in the past 30+ years served Jesus as a Christian Psychologist.I personally believe if you accept Jesus Christ by faith alone you should testify to the world by Water Baptism if so possible.
Note: Thief on the Cross got saved but we have no clue if he was ever baptized?
You are saved by faith alone working through the Grace of God.
Since you are my new Christian Friend, if there is any way that I can help you, either to understand God's matchless Word, or counsel you in any trial that you may be facing or involved in, please give me the honor in helping you.
I love you already. :hug
You are absolutely correct in believing that our Salvation is based on Faith in Christ Jesus alone. As James says, Good works will follow Salvation in Jesus which is a testimony that Salvation is real and complete.