Why Get Baptized?

Baptism is an outward sign of an inward change. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!” (2 Corinthians 5:17) It involves applying water to the Christian which symbolizes their death to the old way of life (Romans 6:3-4), and then the breaking free from water which symbolizes the new life God provides them (Galatians 3:26-27). Baptism, a sacramental “means of grace,” seals one’s intention to follow God but it is not an act of salvation that takes away one's sins (Acts 2:37-41, 8:35-39, 10:44-48).