A basic mark of being a Christian is to have received the sacrament (the sign and seal) of baptism. What does your baptism mean? It is often thought of as something that we are saying–as we receive baptism we are confessing our trust in Christ. Though that is certainly part of what baptism means, especially when an adult is being baptized, at its most basic level, baptism is not about something that we are saying or doing, but, rather, about what God is saying or doing. As you are baptized, God is, in effect, marking you as belonging to him.
In the 101 Bible Study we are looking at Romans 6 this Friday. The inspired apostle reflects that you have been baptized into Christ, united to him in his death and resurrection. Because of that union with Christ, the believer has experienced a definitive break from the power and domain of sin. Continue reading