Israel experienced a type of baptism in passing through the Red Sea on the last day of Unleavened Bread. Baptism symbolizes death, burial, and resurrection.
Like the marriage covenant, counting the cost is the most serious part of the baptismal agreement, not something to be taken lightly.
Baptism symbolizes a burial and resurrection, or the crucifixion of the carnal self. After a person realizes his ways have been wrong, he should counsel for baptism.
Because of Dispensationalism, many believe there is an adversarial relationship between law and grace, as though they cannot be complementary.
Satan champions self-opinion and mob behavior. God's church has never been immune to division because each member has only part of the truth.