One reason we get baptized is to show the world that the old person we once were is dead and gone, and we are washing that person away. We are receiving a new, fresh, and clean start. Being baptized in water is one of the next steps you take when you start following Jesus. Jesus set a great example for us to follow. A friend of Jesus does not just learn about Jesus, but follows what Jesus did and says to do. Jesus was baptized with water, and we should be too!
In Matthew 3:13-17, it tells the story of Jesus baptism – “Jesus left Galilee and went to the Jordan River to be baptized by John. But John kept objecting and said, “I ought to be baptized by you. Why have you come to me?”
Jesus answered, “For now this is how it should be because we must do all that God wants us to do.” Then John agreed. So Jesus was baptized. And as soon as he came out of the water, the sky opened, and he saw the Spirit of God coming down on him like a dove. Then a voice from heaven said, “This is my own dear Son, and I am pleased with him.”