The Bible clearly teaches that baptism is the next step after giving your life to Jesus. Baptism is your chance to stand up and tell the world about your personal commitment to follow Jesus.
The Bible defines Baptism as:
- A sign of identification (Acts 8:36-38)
- Symbolic of death and resurrection (Romans 6:4-5)
- Representative of a cleansing (1 Peter 3:1)
- Important step of obedience in Scripture (Matthew 28:19-20, 1 John 2:3)
Baptism isn't what saves you, but it's an outward symbol of your inner commitment to follow Christ. In a way, baptism is a lot like a wedding ring. The ring doesn't make you married, but it's a symbol of your love and devotion to your spouse, and that your life is being lived for someone else.