Baptism (immersion) reenacts the gospel in a beautiful and powerful way. It has a unique way of picturing our own death, burial, and resurrection as we are crucified and buried with Jesus and raised to walk in the newness of life. Baptism is not the means of salvation. Baptism is not the mark of salvation. We are saved by grace, through faith. Baptism is the normative manifestation of faith in which we are identified with Jesus.