This is probably a dead horse I am kicking, but it is something I have thought about a whole lot. Both my husband and I come from a Catholic background. We both got saved in a charismatic church before we were married. (I was saved in 1995, my husband in 1999) Anyhoo.. My husband has never been baptised. I encourage him to do so, but its like he gets really scared.. I tell him its something he has to do as commanded by God. He will say yes, but when they have the invitation at church, he wont go. He gets nervous and afraid and wont go up there. Well.. since I am doing the encouraging, its good to know what I believe on the subject.. right? and truth be told, I know that I believe that it is an outward sign of salvation, but I dont know why. Perhaps I am wrong? I have a church of Christ friend who says that we need baptism to save us... because it says that in the bible and that kind of scares me.. I probably am wrong!.....sooooo...... is it in the bible anywhere that it is only an outward sign?