Every time a person enters into a new life with Jesus Christ, the Bible tells us that all of heaven rejoices. Baptism is an outward proclamation of an inward reality that God has created new life within that person. Baptism is the new believer’s testimony to the public of their belonging to Jesus. As they are immersed beneath the waters, they are proclaiming that their old self, enslaved to unbelief and sin, has died. And as the believer is raised up out of the waters, they are proclaiming that their new self, freed from sin and death, has been raised in the resurrection of Jesus. They are proclaiming that they now belong to Jesus.