Baptism is burial.
What is the condition for burial?
It is death.
We are NOT baptized in order to produce death;
No, we die first, and therefore we are Baptized.
We have been Grafted into Christ, and so completely that we can never be separated from Him.
Whatever happens to Him happens to us.
Whatever concerns Him concerns us.
Every feeling, every reaction and every move of His is also ours BECAUSE we are Grafted into Him.