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Absolutely. Why? Because you are saved by Christ alone, by faith… Ephesians 2:8-9.
Baptism is a way or celebrating your salvation and publicly declaring your faith in Jesus. Baptism is an act in which a Christian is immersed to sprinkled in water to symbolize the end of an old way of living, and a new start.
Jesus’ own words to His disciples confirm the needs for such ones to be baptized: “Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 28:19.
There are no references to infants being baptized in the Bible.
Baptism is a matter of obedience. It does, however, go hand in hand with a profession of faith. God does not want those who have a profession of faith to hide it under a bushel.
Matthew 5 14-16. You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do people light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a stand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.
Do I need to get baptized if I was baptized as an infant? Yes, because there are no Biblical references to be baptized as an infant. (Dedicated to the Lord 1 Samuel 1: 27,28)
However, today when infant are baptized, is a dedication of a child to promise to raise him/her up in a Christian environment.