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Monday
Aug252008

Theological Term of the Week

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One more “im” word.
 
immersion
Baptism done by putting a person under water and then bringing them up again.
  • From the Bible:
    Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life. (Romans 6:3-4 ESV)
  • From the 1963 Baptist Faith and Message, Section VII:
    Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believers faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Saviour, the believers death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. It is a testimony to his faith in the final resurrection of the dead.
Learn more:
  1. John Piper: What is Baptism, and How Important Is It?
  2. Charles Spurgeon: Baptism—A Burial
Do you have a a theological term you’d like to see featured here as a Theological Term of the Week? If you email it to me, I’ll seriously consider using it, giving you credit for the suggestion and linking back to your blog when I do.

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