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Scripture teaches that baptism should follow a response to the proclamation of the good news concerning Christ’s life, teaching, death, and resurrection. According to Rom. 10:8-10, when the Word is preached and the heart believes and the mouth confesses that God raised Jesus from the dead and that Jesus is my Savior and Lord, God saves. I Pet. 3:18-22, Rom. 6:1-6, and Col. 2:11-15 teach that at conversion the believer experiences the death and resurrection of Jesus inside their person. This dying and rising of the person is accomplished by a mysterious work of God inside the person. Water baptism typifies this dying and rising with Christ. Anabaptists said that a person must have a good conscience prior to baptism and that a person must experience being transplanted into the kingdom of Christ and experience the death and resurrection motifs either prior to or at baptism. The questions surrounding conversion and baptism do not have easy answers, in part because the work of God in the heart to redeem us and to die and resurrect us is a mysterious work that cannot be fully analyzed by human reason. What we can say with assurance is that Christ is able to redeem and die and resurrect each person who trusts Christ and surrenders to Christ as Savior and Lord, both at the time of conversion, at baptism, and day by day throughout life.