It illustrates Christ’s death, burial, and resurrection.

“Christ died for our sins…He was buried…and He rose again.” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4)

“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were also raised with Christ.” (Colossians 2:12)

It illustrates my new life as a Christian.

“When someone be “When someone becomes a Christian he becomes a brand new person inside. The old life has passed away and a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

“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 6:4)

Baptism doesn’t make you a Christian.

Only your faith does that. Baptism is like a wedding ring—it’s the outward sign of the commitment you have made in your heart (see Ephesians 2:8-9).