baptize – meaning in Easy English

(1) To put a person into water, or to put water on a person. Before Jesus came, this showed that the person wanted to obey God. Now it is the way to show that we belong to Christ and to his church. It shows that we have new life with God, because Jesus has died for us. He has also risen from death. — (2) When the Holy Spirit comes into a person when they believe in Christ.