Is Baptism more than an outward profession of faith?

Some protestant’s I have talked with deny any gifts received at baptism or say there are no gifts to receive. They say it is only a outward profession of faith. My question is are they committing a sin against the Holy Spirit?

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Baptismal Grace
Necessity of Baptism
Born Again in Baptism

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