Where does water baptism fit in our Christian life? Some may have been baptised as infants, others as adult believers, and some may never have been baptised. What do the scriptures teach about water baptism and its spiritual symbolism and significance? The image of death, burial, and resurrection is fundamental to the Christian life, and it is also fundamental to the symbol of baptism. When a person goes under the water, they are acting out the spiritual reality that has happened in their life through faith in Jesus. They have died and are buried under the water, and they emerge from the water like a resurrection of new life.