Baptism is a central part of the faith.

47 “Can anyone forbid water, that these should not be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we have?” 48 And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord….

— Acts 10:47-48

Baptism is essential to salvation.

16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned.

— Mark 16:16

How Can I Know When I Am Ready to be Baptized PP