49 "I have come to bring fire on the earth, and how I wish it were already kindled! 50 But I have a baptism to undergo, and how distressed I am until it is completed! 51 Do you think I came to bring peace on earth? No, I tell you, but division. 52 From now on there will be five in one family divided against each other, three against two and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law."
To be baptized is to be completely immersed into something. When believers are baptized, they are symbolically being renewed to God. The burial in water reminds us of Jesus’ burial in the tomb. Our past sin and darkness is being put to death because Jesus suffered for us. His death took our sin away.