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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
3:21 The antitype whereof - The thing typified by the ark, even baptism, now saveth us - That is, through the water of baptism we are saved from the sin which overwhelms the world as a flood: not, indeed, the bare outward sign, but the inward grace; a divine consciousness that both our persons and our actions are accepted through him who died and rose again for us.
1Pe 3:21 The like figure whereunto [even] baptism doth also now save us. Literally, "the antitype now saves us, Baptism". Says Alford, ``Water saved them, bearing up the ark; it saves us, becoming to us baptism.'' As they entered the Ark, we are "baptized into Christ", the Savior. See Ga 3:27. Not the putting away of the filth of the flesh. Not as a Jewish ceremonial washing, which was only a purification of the flesh, but it is the answer of a good conscience. "The interrogation of a good conscience" (Revised Version). "Inquiry" would be still better. The soul seeking the forgiveness of sins "inquires" What shall I do to remove the sense of unforgiven sins and make my conscience void of offense? The answer is "Repent and be baptized", etc. See Ac 2:38. He who obeys the word of the Lord has the "inquiry" answered in baptism. By the resurrection. Baptism would be meaningless and vain were it not for the resurrection of Christ. It points directly to the burial and resurrection of the Lord. See Ro 6:1-6
Thomas's comment on 2013-01-13 20:26:38:
Saved by grace. Itís the baptism in the holy spirit to them who believe in Jesus. The new birth!
Frenz's comment on 2011-10-26 01:42:05:
When a person who has faith in God's word and trully understand the meaning of Baptism thru obedience to his word, and accept the process of salvation in his life, says in v-21 (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God,) God is happy to see the heart of man/woman with a good conscience toward God. Baptism in Jesus name(Acts 2:38)is our submission to the will of God,Holy Spirit baptism(Acts 2:1-4)is the confirmation that God accepted our submission & as children of God, heirs to his kingdom. See Romans 8:9,14-17, Ephesians 1:13 (1 Pet 3:21).
Did you know that: Born again(John 3:1-7)is the only way to enter into the Kingdom of God,Jesus requires born in water and born in spirit(John 3:5)born in water means baptism,baptism in Jesus name,born in spirit means Holy Spirit baptism.two baptism needed in order to enter into the Kingdom of God.
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