As I travel throughout the USA people who are saved will sometimes ask me this question. “Should I get baptized?’ The answer to that is a definite YES! I remember when I was saved at the age of sixteen I wanted to follow the Lord in believers baptism! Getting baptized is one way for a person to thank the Lord for saving them!
We must recognize that we have to be identified with Christ, and that is accomplished by the Holy Spirit. Our water baptism is a testimony to this! One time an old salt said to a young sailor in trying to get him to accept Christ and be baptized, “Young man it is duty or mutiny!” And when you come to Christ, you are to be baptized because it is a duty. If you are not, it is mutiny! (We Could Also Say This About Having A Daily Quiet Time! It Is Duty or Mutiny!)
Matthew 3:16-17 says, “And Jesus, when He was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto Him, and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon Him: And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”