“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the father and the Son and the Holy Spirit” (Matthew 28:19).
Baptism is the step of becoming fully immersed into a new pursuit and identity. This is not a sprinkling of religion that soon dries up, but a submergence into the pursuit of Christ, his ways, his teachings, his Lordship. It is a way incompatible with all others, and can be blended with none. Baptism should never be diminished with the language of being “just a symbol.” It captures and depicts fully the life of faith, and the resurrection power that has come upon the one who dares to go all in with Christ.