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The intrinsic significance of baptism

Galatians 3:27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.

To believe is to believe into Christ, and to be baptized is to be baptized into Christ.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that every one who believes into Him would not perish, but would have eternal life.

By both faith and baptism we have entered into Christ, having thus put on Christ and become identified with Christ. Baptism practiced in a proper, genuine, and living way puts the believers into:

  • The name of the Triune God, the divine name

Matt. 28:19 Go therefore and disciple all the nations, baptizing them into the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

  • Christ, a living person

Gal. 3:27 For as many of you as were abaptized into Christ have bput on Christ.

  • The death of Christ, an effective death

Rom. 6:3 Or are you ignorant that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?

  • The Body of Christ, a living organism

1 Cor. 12:13 For also in one Spirit we were all bbaptized into one Body, whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free, and were all given to drink one Spirit.

  • An organic union not only with Christ but also with His Body.
  • A new state out of their old one, terminating their old life and germinating them with the new life of Christ

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