Who Should Be Baptized
If you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, then you are ready to be baptized. Just like a bride and groom show others their love for one another by wearing wedding bands, your baptism is your opportunity to show others that you have accepted Christ and are now walking with him.
Once a person admits that they are a sinner and turns to Christ for salvation, the Bible tells us to proclaim this life change. Baptism is a public testimony for people who have become believers and put their trust in Christ alone to be their Savior. It is also a step of obedience as Christ commands us to be baptized in His name.
You do not have to be baptized to have Christ in your heart any more than you must exchange rings to be pronounced man and wife. But if the inner commitment to trust Christ alone for salvation has been made, then the outward symbol of Baptism should be as valued and as visible as the gold ring on a newlywed’s finger.