Baptism Saves Because Christ Saves by His Word

1 Peter 3:21 is supremely misinterpreted by Baptists.

It does not say that Baptism is something we do for God. It actually reads in the Greek that Baptism is an appeal to God, asking Him for a good conscience.

We are saying to God, "Lord, You promised to save us in Holy Baptism, and cleanse us from all of our sins. Keep Your promise, Lord, for where Your Word is, there is Your promise."

Baptism now saves you. Not by washing my skin or dirt off my body. But it saves through the Resurrection of Christ, because it delivers the Resurrection to us.

We therefore tell God to remember His promises in Holy Baptism.