Peter replied, “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.
Why should I be baptized?
1. To follow the example set by Jesus.
Mark 1:9 says, “At that time, Jesus came from Nazareth and was baptized by John in the river.”
2. Because Christ commanded it.
Matthew 28:19-20 says, “Jesus said, ‘Go then to all people everywhere and make them my disciples, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and then teach them to obey everything I have commanded you.’ “
3. It demonstrates that you really are a believer.
Acts 18:8 says, “Many of the people who heard Him believed and were baptized.” And 1 John 2:3 says, “We know that we have come to know Him if we obey His commands.”