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Was Noah Sinless?
Baptism, when properly done by immersion in water, while also representing a new way of life (see Christian Living), ultimately symbolizes the burial (when they die - see The Sleep Of Death) and the resurrection (on the day of Christ's return - see Could Christ Return Tonight?) of repentant people (see also Why Isn't Infant Baptism Valid?).
"3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us, not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good Conscience toward God, by the resurrection of Jesus Christ" (1 Peter 3:21 KJV)
"The body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin"
Was the flood in the time of Noah a "baptism"? It did involve water, so that "the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin" (Romans 6:6 KJV, quoted above), but there was no repentance in all of humanity, except for Noah and his family. Noah wasn't sinless - only Christ was sinless. Noah and his family were judged righteous because they heeded God's Word at a time when no one else would.
"1:8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1:10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us." (1 John 1:8-10 KJV)
The people "lost" in the flood weren't immersed in water - they were submerged in water because they refused to repent like Noah did. There is nevertheless a partial "baptism" in what happened to them because they did have their sinful lives put to death in water and they will be resurrected at a future time when they will be judged according to what they do with the awareness that they will have at that time.
"20:13 And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works." (Revelation 20:13 KJV)
Notice however what will come upon those who still refuse to repent (or who refused to repent all through the ages even though they did have the means to understand) - another flood, but this time of fire (see Baptism Of Fire):
"20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.
After the earth has been purified at that future time, the entire earth will be paradise; even the 70% of the earth surface that is now oceans will be land.
"21:1 And I saw a new heaven and a new earth: for the first heaven and the first earth were passed away; and there was no more sea.
Fact Finder: Who brought the flood of water in the time of Noah? Who will bring the flood of fire in the future?