It is very important not to just talk about the water baptism without touching the other aspects of it which are: 1. IN WHAT NAME MUST WE BE BAPTIZED?
2. IS IT BY SPRINKLE OR IMMERSION?
3. WHO CAN BE BAPTIZED?
I believed Water Baptism is important and not just as a fulfillment of all righteousness. Many who seems to use this kind of phrase counted water baptism as not being important. By God's grace, I will be showing to you that, in whatsoever baptism you have been baptized has an effect on yor Christian walk. In fact, entering to spiritual things may be difficulty if this is not in the proper place.
Let's start with;
Name is very important, if it were not so then, people shouldn't be given name. When God created Man in the Garden, He gave "them" name. When the Lord brought all the animals before Adam, they were to be given name and whatsoever name that Adam gave to them, it was that they bared even till today. Just imagine how it would have look like if everybody in your Family doesn't have a name, there will be disorderliness.
So, name is very important when it come to the issue of water baptism.
This was the commandment the Lord gave to the disciples after His resurrection. And this word were to be understood by the revelation of Himself which He has given to them.
Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Before Abraham was, I am.
There are many other scriptures that confirmed how the Lord was revealing Himself to them, Who He was and Is and Is to come.
If Jesus Christ has really saved you and I, wouldn't it be proper for us to be baptized in that same name in which we were saved? or Should we just follow the Logo(letter) and despise the place of Rhema(Revelation of the Logo)? The Logo said, we should be baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy-Spirit. But what does the Rhema said?
The first step in recognizing what the Rhema said is by asking, What is the Name of the Father, the Son and the Holy-ghost? These three things mention about are just like a title.