The Bible makes clear the necessity and role of baptism in one's salvation. We are told: "repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins..." (Acts 2:38). Through baptism our sins are washed away by the blood of Christ (Acts 22:16). When we are baptized, we put on Christ (Gal. 3:26-27) so that we may share in both his death and resurrection (Rom. 6:3-5). Baptism is an act of obedient faith, a submission to the will of Christ (Mk. 16:15-16).