Water baptism is obedience to the command of Jesus. He Himself was baptized, setting an example for us to follow.
It was Jesus’ last instruction to his disciples.
Matthew 28:18-20, Mark 16:15-16
Water baptism is an outward sign of an inward work in your life. When you go into the water you show other people that you are following Jesus with your life.
Water Baptism is a picture of what Jesus did in His death, burial,and resurrection.
1 Peter 3:21
No, baptism is a sign and symbol of what God has already done in your heart. Acts 16:25-34
“Jesus, when He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water”
“And they went down into the water, both Philip and thee eunuch; and he baptized him. And when they came up out of the water...”
“Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death...”
The definition of the greek word used here (baptizo) is to “to be fully immersed”. Baptism is a picture of someone dead, buried, and risen again to a new life in Christ!
You must have accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior.