Raised to life
Getting baptized is the first step to take once you’ve become a Christian—it’s how we take our faith in Jesus public. Through baptism, we identify with Jesus’ death, burial and resurrection. It also symbolizes the new life we have in Christ; the old is gone and the new has come!
When we went under the water, we left the old country of sin behind; when we came up out of the water, we entered into the new country of grace—a new life in a new land! (Romans 6:4, MSG)