In ancient times, slaves were often baptized after being sold as an announcement to the community that they now had a new master.  The early Christians adopted the practice after Jesus commanded it to be done (Matthew 28:18-20) to symbolize their new life in Him and to identify with His death, burial, and resurrection.

Like a wedding ceremony, it is an outward demonstration of our inward love and symbolizes our death to the old life (going under water) and resurrection to a new one (rising up out of it). (1 Corinthians 15:3-4; Colossians 2:12; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Romans 6:4).

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