What is the significance of water baptism?
Baptism is a symbol or token of a covenant, much like a wedding ring. When a couple marries, they give each other a wedding ring. The ring does not make them married; the promise and covenant they made to each other make them married. Like the wedding ring, baptism is a symbol which testifies before God and man of the promise and covenant a person has made in his heart with Jesus. At the same time, baptism is more than just a symbol. There is a very spiritual work that is accomplished in the waters of baptism (Colossians 2:11-12). According to these verses, we are raised to the power of a new life through faith in Jesus!