Revisiting Romans 6:3

JP: Followup from our discussion on Romans 6:3 this past Wednesday

SPIRITUAL OR WATER BAPTISM? An examination of Romans 6:3-4. by Cooper Abrams

I would like to suggest that the reference is to both spiritual and water baptism. You cannot separate the symbol from that which it symbolizes. I believe Paul is using what water baptism signifies to strengthening his point of verse two, by reminding them of the purpose and significance of their water baptism. Water baptism pictures the death, burial and resurrection with Christ where the sins of the world were conquered and put to death. In reality this is not an either/or situation, because both spiritual and water baptism are in view.

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