Baptism is absolutely necesary for the remision of our sins (Acts 2:38). Baptism is a must to be saved (Mark 16:16). We should go to all the Nations and teach them about this baptism and the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost will baptize them (Matthew 28:19). There is only one baptism that will save us (Ephesians 4:5). That baptism is the one that was promised in the Old Testament (Joel 2:28). Its the baptism that the disciples waited for in Jerusalem (Acts 1:4-5). Its the baptism that the they received (Acts 2:33). That baptism shall be given by Jesus (Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; John 1:33; Acts 1:5; Acts 11:16).
Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Matthew 5:48
Jesus call us to be like him and he did not water baptized, his disciples did and we are not called to be like his disciples we are called to be like HIM. Although Paul did water baptized and circumcised he understood this.
although in fact it was not Jesus who baptized, but his disciples. John 4:2
For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel—not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. 1 Corinthians 1:17
The bible is very specific when they are water baptisms it tells us that they were baptised in water like in Acts 8:36-38, but it also tells that Paul circumcised Acts 16:3. We can’t give Water baptism the position that only belongs to the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Its ok if people absolutely needed but be careful not to believe that what you are doing will save you. The bible warn us about trusting in our own works for our salvation.
This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who depends on flesh for his strength and whose heart turns away from the LORD. Jeremiah 17:5
But if we are not doing it for salvation purposes but because we are already saved we can.
“I have the right to do anything,” you say—but not everything is beneficial. “I have the right to do anything”—but not everything is constructive. 1 Corinthians 10:23
There is only one baptism that we should accept and that is Jesus’ baptism. We should only allow the Holy Spirit to baptise us thus giving fruit. The good news is that Jesus has done it All for us and is available for all humanity.
For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body—whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free—and we were all given the one Spirit to drink. 1 Corinthians 12:13