Water baptism is a public declaration of three very important things:
- 1. You are a follower of Jesus Christ.
Those who accepted his message were baptized. —Acts 2:41
- 2. You are beginning a changed life in Christ.
We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead
through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. —Romans 6:4
- 3. You are part of a new family.
So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have
clothed yourselves with Christ. —Galatians 3:26–27