There is one remaining difference in emphasis in Christian
initiation among Christians.
Protestant and Evangelical Christians
place emphasis on
the necessity of faith only, with baptism not rigidly connected
to the Christian initiation.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and
this is not from you; it is the gift of God
emphasis is on the intimate connection
between faith and baptism.
1 Peter 3:20-21
God patiently waited in the days of Noah during the
building of the ark, in which a few persons, eight in all,
were saved through water. This prefigured baptism,
which saves you now.