Some thoughts on Baptism

Here are a few of my initial thoughts on baptism, particularly thinking about the continuity it has (or doesn’t have) with circumcision:

– circumcision identified people with the visible people of God  – it was not a sign of circumcision of the heart (salvation from sin)

– baptism IS a sign of being baptized with Christ into his death and resurrection – identifying not merely with the visible church, but pointing to the reality, the salvation from Christ that makes one a part of the invisible church

– circumcision was a sign of the redeemed from Egypt, not the redeemed from sin

– baptism is a sign of the redeemed from sin

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