The real meaning of baptism lies in the fact that we who formerly lived in the world are now dead and shall never rise again because of the judgment which Jesus Christ has suffered for us.
Though physically we are in the water for but one or two minutes, spiritually speaking, it means we shall never come up out of the water again.
From the viewpoint of the world, we are hereafter separated forever from it. We have no part with it.
In the eyes of the world, Christians are looked upon as being dead and buried.