Baptism is an outward testimony of an inward transformation.
I've watched Jon's baptism video about 15 times since it came out on Grace Fellowship's website yesterday. It makes my heart jump for joy watching my husband publicly share his faith.
He's been a believer since he was a young boy, but he's never been baptized because he never felt the pull on his heart to.
In the past month he has been sharing how much his faith has grown in the last three years, especially in this last year alone. He finally felt the tug on his heart to go public because he finally felt he was living his life in a way that represents God. I'm so proud of him!
If you would like to watch his testimony and baptism you can skip ahead to 4:47. It's just over a minute long, so it won't take up too much of your time.
"And this water symbolizes baptism that now saves you also--not the removal of dirt from the body but the pledge of a good conscience toward God. It saves you by the resurrection of Jesus Christ."
1 Peter 3:21
Glory to God!