What should a new Christian understand about baptism in order to derive the full spiritual benefit from this ordinance? God invented baptism as a kind of visible Gospel message that communicates essential truths to the new believer. When rightly understood, baptism grounds the Christian in basic Bible doctrine. This short and readable booklet is designed for the new Christian who wants to be baptized. Pastors will find this a useful tool as they prepare new believers for baptism. The author works from a believers baptism position.