What Is Water Baptism?
Water baptism is a public declaration that we have turned away from our sins and put our faith in Jesus Christ as our personal Savior and Lord (Acts 2:38). It is important to recognize that baptism does not save us; instead, we are saved by God’s grace as we trust in His Son who died for us on the cross and was raised from the dead (Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-10). As we go down into the waters and come back up, we demonstrate that our old life of sin has been buried with Christ, and we have been raised with Him to new life (Romans 6:1-4.) Baptism is a celebration of God’s grace and an expression of our desire and intention to follow Him!