The Bible teaches that baptism by immersion is the next step after giving your life to Jesus. Baptism is your chance to stand up and tell the world about your personal commitment to follow Jesus.
The Bible describes Baptism as: A sign of identification (Acts, chapter 8) Symbolic of death and resurrection (Romans, chapter 6) Representative of a cleansing (First Peter, chapter 3) Important step of obedience (Matthew, chapter 28 & First John, chapter 2)
Baptism isn’t what saves you, but it’s an outward symbol of your inner commitment to follow Christ. In a way, baptism is a lot like a wedding ring. The ring doesn’t make you married, but it’s a symbol of your love and devotion to your spouse, and that your life is being lived for someone else.