I don''t want you to be offended by my position, but I have to respectfully disagree with your stance on Paul and baptism. Paul felt baptism was of equal importance to the plan of salvation as Believing, Repenting, and Confessing (See Acts 16:31-34). Your point on Arrogance and the Corinthian Church is spot on! They believed that they had to have specific gifts, and be baptized by specific people! Among those that Paul spoke of were Peter, Apollos, and himself...along side Christ? Satan loves to destroy the church through disunity and division. He does this by people siding up with favorite ideas and people (i.e. since some people don''t believe baptism important, they choose a church that caters to their need rather than examine what is written on the matter). This is why we stand divided today...We go on man''s principles rather than the Word, and that is what Paul is emphasizing. So when Paul says he was glad he didn''t baptize many, it wasn''t because he dismissed its importance, it was to say that he stood up against the the division that the people baptizing them was causing. I thank you for your study and examination of this important scripture. May God bless you and yours.