Baptism does not save us… Any teaching that says the gospel of salvation is Jesus plus (you need to do something else to get right with God) is Jesus minus because it takes away from Jesus; it suggests that trusting in Jesus is not sufficient and that we need to also do something else (and the something else might even be a good thing). Jesus plus is Jesus minus. Jesus plus you need to speak in tongues is Jesus minus. Jesus plus full immersion baptism is Jesus minus. Believers should get baptised because Jesus told us to do so, but baptism doesn’t save us. We are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ’s righteousness alone. To get right with God it’s not Jesus plus anything, it’s just Jesus.

R. Ian Seymour