Baptism is a significant step in following Jesus.
We believe that it holds so much importance in our spiritual walk because of these three thoughts:
1. Jesus did it.
In Matthew 3:13-17, as Jesus started his ministry he went to be baptized. If there was ever anyone who didn't need to be baptized it was Jesus, and yet he says, "It is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness."
2. Jesus commanded it.
In Matthew 28:18-19, as Jesus ended his ministry, he commanded his followers to tell others about him and to baptize them.
3. It shows the world that I follow Jesus.
Throughout the start of the church, whenever someone came to faith in Jesus, they were baptized as soon as possible.