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When we are "baptised INTO Christ", we become part of him, and on THAT basis share in his death and resurrection, as described in the following verses.
The action of immersion baptism expresses that belief;
1 Corinthians 15:29
Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? why are they then baptized for the dead?
originally posted by: 3NL1GHT3N3D1
a reply to: DISRAELI
Acts 19 states that Paul baptized people in Jesus' name who had already had John's baptism. I think this points toward John's baptism being different than Jesus', and even John said Jesus would baptize with fire. If you are baptized in Jesus' name you are baptized with fire not water.
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: ketsuko
The definition of a sacrament in the Anglican catechism is "the outward and visible sign of an inward and spiritual grace".
And there appeared to them tongues as of fire distributing themselves, and they rested on each one of them. 4And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
originally posted by: ServantOfTheLamb
a reply to: onequestion
I think I would disagree with what you call a Biblical perspective on water baptism. I believe that water baptism is merely a typification of what occurs at the moment of salvation. The Bible talks about water baptism and spiritual baptism. In my opinion, the saving Baptism occurs when a person accepts Christ and its done by Christ with holy fire.(We can go over the scriptures if you want). Water Baptism is public representation of the private decision you made.