How soon after someone believes should they be baptized?

All examples in the book of Acts indicate that believers were immediately baptized. With these examples is it biblical to wait days, weeks or months to be baptized? 

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10154324 660559607325867 601417579 n Paul Bayne Business Owner, Husband and Father of Four Kids & Blogger
As I answered in your other question, baptism is an outward expression of an inward working of the Holy Spirit. It is a public declaration that tells the world, "Look! I am saved--and PROUD OF IT!"

This being said, wouldn't you want to make this declaration as soon as possible? Your salvation is not dependent on this act, but if you are truly saved, and you are truly thankful to God for choosing you, then you will want the world to know. 

Of course if you are in a position where you cannot be baptized (lack of water or in prison, etc.), then when your opportunity arises, take full advantage of it.

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