We believe that the blood of Jesus Christ shed on the cross is the only basis for the forgiveness of our sins. Salvation (you sometimes hear conversion) occurs when we place our faith in the death and resurrection of Jesus as sufficient payment for our sin debt. This decision, made through faith, is an act of our God-given free will.
Once saved, we are ready to be, and ought to be, baptized. Married couples show the world their love and commitment to each other by wearing symbolic rings. As followers of Christ, we show our love and commitment to our Lord through the symbol of baptism.