Baptism is an important action of obedience for a Christian and signifies a person’s identification with Christ. Baptism is not necessary for salvation. It is an outward manifestation of an inward reality of trust in the sacrifice of Christ, of conversion, and of identification with Christ. The act of water baptism does not save anyone. We are made right before God by grace through faith alone, in Christ alone (Rom. 3:28-30; 4:3,5; 5:1; Gal. 2:16, 21; Phil. 3:9; see also Acts 10:44-48).
See also Baptism.