In summary, baptism is an act of obedience to the Lord. Although denominations argue the importance of baptism to the spiritual life and life after death, we know that God would prefer us to be baptized and therefore cleansed of the sins we accumulated throughout our lives before we came to know him. It is an important belief within the religion of Christianity, it is a sacred tradition and ceremony to be taken very seriously with it’s roots going back to the days of Jesus and John the Baptist. As we obey the commands of Jesus for his followers to show our faith publicly through the example of Jesus to be carried out through the ages to come, we must take in and understand the importance and symbolism within this sacred ceremony. As God intended us to find him in our lives when he knocks on our hearts, so we are to leave our old lives behind and be cleansed through baptism in order to surrender ourselves and become new in living through Christ.
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