Baptism does not “save your soul”. Baptism erases the sin that conceived you and enters you on an express trip to unknown heights if you are not sinned by another. If you are sinned after birth or your trip slows down and the tears pour down your infant face. God’s heaven slowly closes and you recede from him.
With maturity and proper focus one can come back slowly and painfully. A pure heart is indeed the fuel towards a more perfect life. Our faults, that of character, are not without mercy and compassion from the Almighty; he understands our lowly estate. As long as you keep striving, as long as you persist, you will slowly come to perfection and rise towards those unknown heights and gain the rights of high thought and creation.
The Supreme Being is millions of years old. There is a tiny comparison between his mind and ours, after all, he used to be where we are. A sinless life is of the utmost importance and perfection of character is painfully tedious but not insurmountable.
Baptism does not give you a license to sin and commit crime. “That’s O.K.,” I hear from people, “I’m baptized, my soul is safe.” Think again buddy! The wicked shall perish!