Thirdly, the gift of tongues was not meant for everybody in the church and served a purpose according to God's design.
It can be seen clearly from the context of this passage that Cornelius believed and so was saved prior to the moment of his baptism. Having heard the gospel, Cornelius received the Spirit of God prior to being baptized. That is a sure indication that he believed what he heard.
Baptism is not a mere formality. It serves as a reminder of our new identity in Jesus Christ. We are supposed to reflect on our baptism with the intent of building up our faith. Baptism is a picture of dying to sin in order to live for Christ. The fundamental problem with Catholic Nick's argumentation here is that it so grossly misrepresents the doctrine of Sola Fide.