Romans 6:1-14

Paul explains how water baptism is our public declaration of a private change of status: we have died to sin and are now raised up to new life in Christ Jesus. The immersion in water, signifying death and burial, is a death notice of the old self. The rising up from the water, signifying resurrection of the new self, is a commitment to live our lives to God by offering up every part of our whole being as instruments of righteousness.