John the Baptist led the way to the promised Messiah of the chosen Jews and world in Matthew 3:11-17 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear; he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire: Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire. Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John to be baptized of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee, and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then he suffered him. And Jesus when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo a voice from heaven saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased. Jesus speaks clearly about salvation to His disciples and we need to know this in our heart when we are gathering with Jesus those who belong to Him and obey His words in Matthew 28:18-20 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: (other translations have Spirit) Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
There are those who falsely believe they do not need to be baptized, but it is a lie of the devil. Jesus tells us clearly the truth about both believing in His name and be baptized in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to born again and saved in Mark 16:16 He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned. John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. Luke 6:47-49 Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them I will show you to whom he is like: He is like a man which built a house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when a flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon on a rock. But he that heareth, and doeth not, is like a man that built an house upon the earth; against which the stream did beat vehemently, and immediately it fell; and the ruin of that house was great.
We who are the children of God by the blood of Jesus, we are to go out and tell others the gospel of Jesus, and those who believe need to be baptized with water in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. (Spirit is another translation) Baptism in the water fully like Jesus to fulfill all righteousness of God. John the baptist tells us that baptism in water represents repentance in Matthew 3:6, 11 And were baptized of him in Jordan confessing their sins. I indeed baptize you with repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
Born again is believing in the name of the Son of God which is Jesus, repentance of sin by being baptized in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Those who claim to believe but have not been baptized in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are not saved. Do not be fooled into lies by the devil. One must first believe in the name of Jesus as the Son of God as their Lord and Savior, then repent by baptism of the body in water in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is what being born again is and it is God’s Truth in Righteousness. I pray for all of you who read this: Brothers and sisters, don’t just tell about Jesus alone as I am learning this also as I am writing it; but clearly those who believe that Jesus is their Lord and Savior, find a lake, bathtub, or pool and baptize them in the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit to be saved. Also, teach them what they need to do also and of course find a church home so they can continue and grow in their walk with the Lord. Those who disbelieve this truth, I will pray that God will speak to your heart because as John the baptist says in Matthew 3:2 And saying, Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. Our days are numbered and we don’t know when our last day on this earth will be, nor do we know when Jesus will come again; only our Father in heaven knows. Psalm 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. Matthew 24:36 But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only.