How does Holy Baptism give the forgiveness of sins?

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What does Baptism give or profit? It works forgiveness of sins, delivers from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare. Which are such words, and promises of God? Christ, our Lord, says in the last chapter of Mark: He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved; but he that believeth not shall be damned.

Because in Baptism we through faith put on the Lord Jesus Christ, His righteousness therefore covers all our sin, original sin as well as actual sins, and we are cleansed with His blood.

Gal. 3:27: For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

Acts 2:38: Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins.

Acts 22:16: Arise and be baptized, and wash away thy sins.

Heb. 10:22: Let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience, and our bodies washed with pure water.