1 Peter 3:21-23 states;
21 Baptism, which corresponds to this, now saves you, not as a removal of dirt from the body but as an appeal to God for a clear conscience, through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, 22 who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, with angels, authorities, and powers subject to him.
I never really get this why most Protestants deny that baptism doesn’t save you when apparently Peter says that it does. Do they think the Bible is just a laundry list of doctrines or a menu?
There are countless of times that Baptism is necessary salvation. Jesus even said it.
"Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6* That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. * 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born anew.’ John Chapter 3 verse 5.
You Protestants brag about your knowledge of the Bible but it is very clear to me that you ignore passages in the Bible that baptism is necessary for being saved.