I was talking with a friend who had been a Christian for many years. The topic of his baptism came up.
“Why did you want to be baptized?” I asked him.
“Because I wanted to receive the power of the Holy Spirit so that I could overcome all my sins.”
“Did it work?”
He laughed. “No.”
His intentions were good, but his understanding was flawed. (No one understands perfectly, and we are saved by God’s mercy despite our misunderstandings.)