In order to be received into the Catholic Church or even the Church of Christ one has to be baptized with water and interestingly enough is that the Catholic Church accepts baptism in accordance of scripture from any denomination. Here’s my question as I develop it, so bear with me, the question is in here somewhere. According to Baptist (I used to be one), baptism isn’t what saves, but just like the Catholic Church one must be baptized in order to be a member of the Baptist Church. Baptist says that the Baptism in regard to Catholicism and CoC is a “work” for salvation, but wouldn’t baptism also be a considered a “work” required to join a Baptist church? I knew a lot of people seeking membership and was denied until they where baptized. The Baptist says that they need to be in “obedience” to Christ. I looked up “obedience” and the definition is: an act or instance of obeying. In order to obey someone, they have to command you to do something, a task of some sort in order to be in “obedience.” 1 John tells us how we can know we are saved and that is to “believe on the name of Jesus Christ” and to keep his “commandments.” What are these commandments and was baptism a commandment by Jesus in John 3:5? I just feel there’s more to baptism than meets the eye… Blessings.