Many say that it is not necessary, and that it doesn't matter how it is done. However the Bible clearly states that baptism doth also now save us (I Peter 3:21)
Naaman the Syrian came to be healed by the Prophet Elisha, and Elisha sent his servant to tell him "Go wash in Jordan seven times and thy flesh shall come to thee, and thou shalt be clean". (II Kings 5:10)
However Naaman got angry, because he was expecting to be healed some other way. Nevertheless he obeyed.
Ananias was sent by God to Paul saying "Why tarriest thou? Arise, and be baptized and wash away thy sins, calling on the name of the Lord". (Acts 22:16) And he willingly obeyed.
However today when God sends a messenger to the people, telling them "Repent and be baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ".
They not only refuse to obey, but even get angry and persecute the messenger. In spite of what some may say, there is no other way to baptize than in the holy name of Jesus.
Peter baptized in Jesus name
Philip baptized in Jesus name
Paul baptized in Jesus name
Let us baptize in Jesus name
BAPTISM IN JESUS NAME
Authored by George Cardenas