What Is Baptism?
Baptism is an entryway to the church, and thus, to heaven. It signals the desire to look to the Lord and recognition that the church can help us come to know and love Him. The washing of baptism symbolizes purifying our lives by means of truth, which will be a life-long process. Baptism alone does not determine the course of our spiritual life, yet if it is done with sincere intent, the sacrament has great power.