Is water baptism necssary for any other reason than the fact that Jesus commanded us to do it? In every incident in scripture baptism and the act of repentence go hand in hand and baptism is immediately subsequent to faith and repentence. Why do we tell people to rather wait and require them to attend baptismal classes, neither of which are scriptual. Is water baptism related to salvation? When Paul says in Ephesians that there is one baptism which one is he talking about and since he only mentions that one does that mean the others are insignificant? Sorry, I know that's a lot of questions but I would appreciate some answers.