“That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” (Romans 10:9-10 NKJV)
Holy Spirit Baptism is a gift from God as promised by the Lord Jesus Christ to all believers in this dispensation, and is received subsequent to the New Birth. It is the initial evidence of speaking in tongues as the Holy Spirit Himself gives utterance.
(John 14:12-17, Acts 1:8, 2:4, 2:38-39, and 19:1-7)
Water Baptism symbolizes the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus and our own relationship to His victory over sin, death, and the grave (Romans 6:35). We must be very careful not to conclude that baptism saves. Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “By grace are you saved through faith.” We are not saved by church membership, faithful attendance, the Lord’s supper, baptism, or all these things put together. We entrust ourselves to Jesus Christ as our Savior and He alone has the power to save.