The ceremony of baptism is simply the symbol of Christ's death and resurrection. Says Paul, in (Galations 3:27),
"For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ, have put on Christ." In Romans he says: "As many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ, were baptized into His death." But if we died with Christ, we are bound and certain to live again; for Christ is alive. Here we can forcibly apply the words of Peter in (Acts 2:24) `Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that He should be holden of it.' It was utterly impossible that death should hold Christ. Therefore if we die with Him, and in our death are united with Him, we shall also live with Him. The great thought around which the whole Bible clusters, is the death and resurrection of Christ.