Bible baptism is referred to as a burial, immersion in water. It is not sprinkling or pouring, for that would not symbolize “being buried with Christ” (Rom 6:3-4; Col 2:12). Martin Luther, John Calvin (Presbyterian) John Wesley (Methodist), and the Catholic Dictionary all agree bible baptism was immersion, a burial in water. But why be buried in baptism? Is it an act of one who has already been saved by faith alone? Or is baptism the act of a sinner obeying in order to be saved from past sins? There is a vast difference. Note the biblical order: 1 Believe, 2 Baptized, 3 Saved (Mk 16:16).  The sinner is dead in his sins. This dead man of sin should then be buried. His new life does not come until his sins are “washed away” when he is raised from the watery grave of baptism (Acts 2:38: Acts 22:16; I Peter 3:21). If a person’s sins are forgiven BEFORE being baptized, then he is made alive in Christ and is a new creature BEFORE being “born of the water and the spirit” (Jn 3:3-5). Baptizing him would be BURYING HIM ALIVE! Absurd! Why and how were you baptized?