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How are you “baptized into Christ Jesus”?


By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life. Romans 6:2-4
            Baptism symbolizes a number of things, one of them is unity and allegiance.  The choice of public baptism is to say to everyone “I’m all in,” or “I want to be fully immersed in the Christian life.”  It’s declaring that you want to live like Christ and that you want to join others (his church) to help live that life.
            Baptism is saying you have decided to be united with Christ and you are giving your allegiance to him.  It’s a public declaration of what you have done privately.