Salvation and water baptism

I watched a Preacher who made a statement that I could not believe. He said that you had to be baptized to be saved and John 16:16 said so.

John 16:16

He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

I do not think that is what this scripture is saying. The first part tells us to believe in Jesus and be baptized in the Holy Spirit. The second half tells me that if you don’t believe in Jesus you won’t have either.

That is what I read. Any thoughts? I went to the word and there is plenty of scripture telling us that if we believe in our heart and confess with our mouth we are saved.

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