Those who choose to be a Christ-follower are invited by him to be baptized.  Baptism is also God’s gracious action. It is a death to our old life and failings, and a new birth for any person choosing to give their lives to Christ. It is a washing and renewal. It represents a desire for life-long commitment (what we call discipleship, which includes an active faith and high morality) to Christ. It is also the moment in which we are fully empowered and sealed by his Holy Spirit.