To believe in Jesus is more than an intellectual affirmation; it is placing our reliance and trust in Him. Therefore, it is both a personal decision to believe in Jesus as the Son of God for the forgiveness of our sins, and it is a way of life. Believing and trusting is a continual journey that never ends until our last breath. Baptism is the external expression of that internal decision to believe in Jesus and enter the lifelong process of following Him.