Hello Bondman! Actually we need to be born again, experience the rebirth before we get water baptized. It is an outward physical expression of what has happened inwardly, spiritually. I was baptized years ago but was not yet saved, born again. So all I did was I went down a dry sinner and came up from the water a wet sinner LOL. It didn't change me. Only GOD can change our heart, not the act of being baptized.