Baptism is a symbol of Christ’s burial and resurrection. Our entrance into the water during baptism identifies us with Christ’s death on the cross, His burial in the tomb, and His resurrection from the dead.
It is a symbol of your new life as a Christian. We bury the ‘old life’ and we rise to walk in a ‘new life’. Baptism it is the outward symbol of the commitment you made in your heart.
Baptism does not make you a believer; it shows that you already are one! You can be a believer in Jesus without being baptized, but you can’t be a fully devoted disciple. Disciples learn and obey what Jesus wants them to do. Jesus said to believe and be baptized.
Baptism does not ‘save’ you; only your faith in Christ does that.
WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?
Every person who has made the decision to believe in Christ. When Paul writes to the believers in Rome, he assumes that all of them have been baptized. The one requirement for baptism is belief in Christ!
WHEN SHOULD I BE BAPTIZED?
Believers in the New Testament were baptized the same day. As soon as a person decides to believe in Christ, he can be, and is encouraged to be baptized.