Baptism, this is seen as a first step, a one-time ceremony, a public profession of the redemptive work that has already taken place. Baptism (note: scriptural baptism- full emersion) is after salvation, it’s a public testimony and step of obedience to Jesus. Remember Jesus was willing to submit himself to baptism. This process shows one’s willingness to identify, submit and obey the Lord Jesus Christ. Its upon your profession of accepting the sacrifice of Jesus, asking for forgiveness and inviting Him into your life. It’s a picture of the death (of the old way) burial (old life) and resurrection (all things become new).