God JUSTIFIES those who OBEY Him. He takes away the guilt of their sin and He brings them into His presence, into His kingdom. Jesus Christ came to give us the example and the Words of God, the Words of Eternal life.
Jesus Himself was baptized in water. When He came to John the Baptist to be baptized John, who knew who He was, at first did not want to baptize Him. (Matthew 3:14,15) He said:”Lord, I have need to be baptized by You and now You come to me to be baptized.” But Jesus insisted and said:”Allow it TO FULFILL ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS.”
To be baptized in water AFTER REPENTANCE is an INSTRUCTION from God, a COMMAND. If we do not OBEY the words of Jesus, which are the WORDS OF GOD, and are baptized in water for the washing off of our sin AFTER REPENTANCE then we will not have eternal life, we will not be justified. We have to FULFILL ALL RIGHTEOUSNESS to be JUSTIFIED by God.
Have you obeyed the words of God? Have you REPENTED and been BAPTIZED IN WATER? Or are you REBELLING against God? Are you in DISOBEDIENCE because then you will perish. Obey Jesus and LIVE! If you do not OBEY His words YOU WILL PERISH.
May Jesus bless you.