WHAT JESUS AND THE APOSTLES SAID AND DID NOT SAY! by Steve Finnell
What Jesus did not say. Jesus did not say who has believed and already been saved should be baptized as a testimony of their faith. To believe what Jesus did not say requires at least one of the following. Willful ignorance, dishonesty, or lack of prayer for the truth of God.
What the apostle Peter said, Acts 2:38 Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let everyone of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit, (NKJV)
What the apostle Peter did not say. Repent because your sins were forgiven the minute you believed in Jesus and now be baptized because Jesus commanded it so you can join the Baptist church or any other church. Peter and the apostle never said water baptism was not essential to have sins forgiven.
Men have only two choices, believe what Jesus and the apostle said or believe what men have declared as the truth.