If you have decided to follow Christ, one of the first “next steps” in the process is to experience baptism. Just like a wedding ceremony lets people know that you are “taken”, baptism is a shout-out to the world that through being immersed with water in a public service, you identify with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. It’s a public proclamation that we are dying to sin and coming alive in Christ. Baptism is your public witness of moving from a seeker of Jesus to a fully engaged believer in Jesus.
Baptism is not an act by which we are saved; it’s an outward sign of what Christ has already done in our hearts.
Colossians 2:12 says, For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.