What Is Baptism
Baptism is a symbol of the believer’s outward identification of our inward faith in Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection (Roman 6:3, Colossians 2:12). Baptism means to be entirely immersed or submerged in water (Mark 1:5, John 3:33).
Baptism of the Spirit is the act of the Holy Spirit when He makes us a part of the body of Christ (I Corinthians 12:13). Every believer experiences this baptism. It takes place the very moment we believe, and receive Jesus Christ as Savior (Ephesians 4:5, Colossians 2:12, I Peter 3:21, Mark 1:4-8).
By being submerged in water believers symbolically are baptized into the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. Water baptism allows us to be free from our old sinful way of life (Romans 6:3-7). Humans are only baptized after they accept and believe that Jesus is the Son of God (Acts 8:32-39).