What is Baptism?
Baptism is an exciting moment for a follower of Jesus Christ. It is an outward sign that a person has entered into a relationship with Jesus Christ. It symbolizes what took place inwardly at the time of salvation:
- Acceptance of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior
- Sharing in His death and resurrection
- Being symbolically washed clean
Because Jesus instructed us to be baptized, baptism is also an act of obedience. While it is not necessary for salvation, it demonstrates submission to God.