Jack Kelley addresses baptism in his newsletter of March 16th. Entitled, Is The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit Required For Salvation?, this devotional is well worth the reading! Jack addresses the issue with his usual no nonsense approach to biblical doctrine. If the Word speaks of it, then it is true. The following quotes and scripture are taken from Is The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit Required For Salvation?, by Jack Kelley at Grace Thru Faith.
"Believing there was a Jesus is what gives you the historical Jesus. Believing in Jesus is what saves you. It means you believe you’re a sinner in need of a Savior, and that Jesus died to save you and rose again."
1 Now I make known to you, brethren, the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received, in which also you stand,
2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast the word which I preached to you, unless you believed in vain.
3 For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures,
4 and that He was buried, and that He was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,
1 Corinthians 15:1-4
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.
28 Therefore they said to Him, "What shall we do, so that we may work the works of God?"
29 Jesus answered and said to them, "This is the work of God, that you believe in Him whom He has sent."
"For this is the will of My Father, that everyone who beholds the Son and believes in Him will have eternal life, and I Myself will raise him up on the last day."
13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation - having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,
14 who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory.
21 Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and anointed us is God,
22 who also sealed us and gave us the Spirit in our hearts as a pledge.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22
"But in his definitive teaching on Spiritual gifts (1 cor. 12-14), Paul never mentioned the need for a second baptism to receive them. He said the Holy Spirit gives these gifts to each believer as He determines for the good of the body."