When I get baptized, does that make me saved?
Here's the answer:
Baptism is a step of obedience, but not part of salvation.
When we are baptized, it illustrates salvation. Being put under the water shows Jesus’ death and burial; when we are brought out of the water, it illustrates when Jesus rose from the dead. Baptism shows what happens to a believer at salvation. Because Jesus died and rose to conquer sin, at salvation a believer dies to his old, sinful self and is raised to new life in Christ.
The Bible is clear that we can not add anything to salvation. When we add something, like doing good works, we are saying that Jesus’ death on the cross was not enough to save us. Jesus’ death alone paid for our sins.
A new Christian should want to obey the Lord Jesus by being baptized. If you have trusted in Jesus, you can ask your parents and your pastor about baptism.
"Those who accepted his message were baptized..." (Acts 2:41).
"By being baptized, we were buried with Christ into his death. Christ has been raised from the dead by the Father's glory. And like Christ we also can live a new life" (Romans 6:4).