Why Do I Need To Be Baptized?
Have you ever wondered if there was any way to let go of the past, to turn over a new leaf, and to begin all over again?
The Bible tells us that “all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Rom 3:23). That is why Jesus said that the only way you can see the kingdom of God is to be “born again” (Jn 3:3).
How can that happen? you ask. Can a person just crawl back into his mother and be born again? someone asked Jesus.
Jesus replied, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God” (Jn 3:5). And He enabled us to be born again of water through water baptism.
The Bible calls baptism the “washing of regeneration” (Titus 3:5) because it effects a spiritual transformation. When you are immersed in the living water, your sinful being dies and is buried, and you are clothed with a new life—the life of Jesus Christ (Col 2:11-13).
The moment you come up out of the water, you become a new being who has escaped the punishment of your sins and possesses the hope of eternal life.
How can water baptism wash away sins?