Baptism is a public outward symbol of something that has happened deep inside of you. When a person trusts in Jesus Christ, God changes their heart. Baptism is our way of letting the world know that we are followers of Jesus Christ. Baptism is a picture of Christ's death, burial, and resurrection. Just as Jesus died on the cross and rose again from the dead, when we are baptized we are dying to our old way of life and choosing our new life in Jesus. The Bible commands followers of Christ to be baptized. It is a step of obedience and becomes our public profession of faith, that we love Him, serve Him, and want to follow Him.