The false teachings in this area promote: 1) “infant baptism”, 2) baptism by “sprinkling”, and 3) that baptism is not necessary for the forgiveness of sins and salvation. Please again read the chapter in this book about baptism and make up your own mind. Arguments over this one simple teaching of the Bible have led to serious divisions within the church, and hundreds of books have been written to defend whatever doctrine a particular group thought was right. Amazing the folly of man, yes?
Christ said to get baptized by immersion for the forgiveness of sins. You cannot enter heaven as a sinner. So just go get baptized, and call it done. Yes? We really have much more important things to focus on (and apparently argue about) as Christians.
The most common objection to baptism being an element of salvation (i.e. required to be born-again) is that it is claimed that “baptism is a good work”. Now let me ask you friend, if you are being dunked for the forgiveness of sins, who is doing the work? Surely, it’s not you, is it now? No friend, it’s Christ Himself who has the hard work on your baptism, for it is He who is doing the work of forgiving your sins.