According to 1 Peter 3:21:
“Baptism . . . 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.”
In keeping with this language, the Nicene Creed states:
“I confess one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.”
And the Catechism of the Catholic Church affirms:
“The Lord himself affirms that...