Since you don't believe what Jesus said, try this source:Dan wrote:
Jesus said baptism was necessary.
Good enough for me.
No He Didnt. If you ever read the Bible, you would know exactly what He said.
"Baptism is no human plaything but is instituted by God himself. Moreover, it is solemnly and strictly commanded that we must be baptized or we shall not be saved. We are not to regard it as an indifferent matter, then, like putting on a new red coat. It is of the greatest importance that we regard baptism as excellent, glorious, and exalted" (Large Catechism 4:6).