Baptism is a significant landmark for the person who has accepted Jesus Christ as Savior and chooses to become His disciple.
"To those who welcome and believe Jesus, He gives the power to become children of God." John 1:12
In obedience to Jesus' command (Matthew 28:19), a believer is baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit as an outward demonstration of an inward transformation that is taking place. Baptism connects us to the death, burial and resurrected life of Jesus Christ.
"That's what baptism into the life of Jesus means. When we are lowered into the water, it is like the burial of Jesus; when we are raised up out of the water, it is like the resurrection of Jesus." Romans 6:4
Baptism symbolizes that our former way of living has been put to death and buried, and we now have a new life in Jesus Christ.
"Anyone united with Christ gets a fresh start, is created new. The old life is gone; look, a new life begins!" 2 Corinthians 5:17