Q: What is the significance of baptism?
A: Baptism is the acknowledgement of Jesus Christ as your savior. This is either done by you and/or by your family and congregation on your behalf. It puts you in the collective M-field of souls who recognize their connection to God and Jesus Christ. This will travel with you always, through the good times and the bad. It acts as a directive in our life to live closer to God.
When you are baptized, it is not only you who are acting on your own behalf, but the whole congregation, even the whole church. Spiritually, everyone involved is blessing you. It is a very powerful field to be invited into and can be a very important step in one’s spiritual life.
The collective intent of the congregation multiplies the intensity of its energy. It’s kind of like being part of a meditation group; everyone who’s ever meditated with a group knows that it’s more powerful to meditate with a group rather than by oneself (although this also has its place).
Of course, if you are not baptized, it does not mean that you are going to Hell, but it is serious grace to be baptized. Also, this baptism can be done for you when you are just a child and can be renewed later in life, as you make your personal commitment to God. Consider this baptism kind of like a “booster shot.”