Baptism doesn’t make you a Christian.  Faith in Jesus is what makes you a Christian.  However, Baptism is a sacrament of the church that is very important for several reasons.

  • First of all, it is an act of obedience.  Being a follower of Christ means living life in obedience to Him.  Jesus himself said that disciples (or followers of Christ) should be baptized (Matthew 28:19-20).
  • Secondly, Baptism is a public declaration of faith in Christ that illustrates the death, burial, and resurrection of our Savior (Romans 6:4).  It is an outward sign of an inward commitment to Jesus.