Baptism is an important symbol of the new life that is created when someone becomes a follower of Jesus.
It illustrates Christ´s burial and resurrection.
“Christ died for our sins… He was buried… and He rose again.”
-I Corinthians 15:3-4
“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ,
and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.”
It illustrates my new life as a Christian.
“When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. The old life has passed away and a new life has begun!”
-2 Corinthians. 5:17
“By our baptism then, we were buried with Him and shared His death,
in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead…
so also we may live a new life!”
Baptism doesn’t make you a believer – it shows that you already believe. Baptism does not “save” you, only your faith in Christ does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring – it´s the outward symbol of the commitment you make in your heart.