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It’s good to be reminded by scripture of just how important baptism is in the mind of the God.

He certainly didn’t see it as optional.

“And Jesus Christ was revealed as God’s Son by his baptism in water and by shedding his blood on the cross — not by water only, but by water and blood. And the Spirit, who is truth, confirms it with his testimony. So we have these three witnesses — the Spirit, the water, and the blood—and all three agree.” (I John 5:6-8)

There were a zillion ways that God could have declared to the world that Jesus was His Son, yet He chose the moment of Christ’s being raised from the watery womb.

“This is My beloved Son in whom I am well-pleased,” God said after Jesus submitted to baptism (Matthew 3:17).

God didn’t say this before the baptism, but instead after.

God doesn’t command that we shed our blood on the cross. Jesus did that for us in an amazing act of grace by the Father and the Son.

He does command baptism, though, and Paul explains why in unmistakable fashion in Romans 6:4-7.

Please celebrate your baptism as the time that your obedience to His commaned revealed you were a child of God.

If you haven’t been raised from the watery womb of baptism, please find a Christian to baptize you as soon as possible.

It’s the ultimate witness protection program.

As always, I love you
Martin

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