In Acts 2:38 & 41, we read the Apostle Peter's words, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit." Then we read... "Those who accepted his message were baptized."
Being baptized in water is an outward sign of God’s transforming work on the inside! It's a public declaration that proclaims:
"I am dead to my old life and have accepted
Jesus' promise that I am alive in Him!"