why are they then baptized for the dead? Heavenly Father, thank You for dying on the cross so that I may be forgiven of my sin. Live, then, ye children of the resurrection, on His glorious life, more and more abundantly, and the fulness of your life will repel the intrusion of self and sin, and overcome evil with good, and your existence will be, not the dreary repression of your own struggling, but the springing tide of Christ's spontaneous overcoming life. Commentary. Judges 4:4 And Deborah, a prophetess, the wife of Lapidoth, she judged Israel at that time. "Reckon Ye Also Yourselves to be Alive unto God" (Rom. The Consecration Of Spiritual Energy (part 2). 1 Peter 3:21 The like figure whereunto even baptism does also now save us (not the putting away of the filth of the flesh... Romans 6:4,5,8 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father... 1 Corinthians 15:29 Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all? vi. He speaks here of …Charles G. Finney—Sermons on Gospel Themes, Baptism --A BurialI do not understand Paul to say that if improper persons, such as unbelievers, and hypocrites, and deceivers, are baptized they are baptized into our Lord's death. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. Based upon what Paul wrote and looking at the above diagram, there is a definite connection between the death of Jesus Christ and the justification of mankind (Owen, p39). "Knowing this that Our Old Man is Crucified" (Rom. Thank You for identifying with my unrighteousness, so that I may be identified with Your righteousness. May 6. He does not even intend to say that those who were. Or, do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into union with Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? 1 Corinthians 6:2,3,9,15,16,19 Do you not know that the saints shall judge the world? August 7. Life is forevermore. He intends such as are entitled to baptism, and come to it with their hearts in a right state. Thank You for identifying with my death so that I may be identified with Your life - my new life in Christ. …Rev. How important to know what our salvation means, and Paul tells us that the moment we trust in Christ we are baptised by one Spirit into His BODY - the Holy Spirit placed us into Christ Jesus and we became members of His body, which is the Church. Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? B. Simpson—Days of Heaven Upon Earth, Death to Sin through Christ"Likewise reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 3:16 Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? All rights reserved worldwide. "Knowing this that our old man is crucified" (Rom. vi. NIV®. 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. Being baptized into His death means that we are to be identified with all that He is, just as He became identified with all that we are. "Knowing this that Our Old Man is Crucified" (Rom. Salem Media Group. We'll send you an email with steps on how to reset your password. vi. Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? 6). - That, as Jesus Christ in his crucifixion died completely, so that no spark of the natural or animal life remained in his body, so those who profess his religion should be so completely separated and saved from sin, that they have no more connection with it, nor any more influence from it, than a dead man has with or from his departed spirit. Being identified with His death on the cross and His glorious resurrection means that we are to die to self. KJV Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? It is purely a matter of faith, and faith and sight always differ, so that to your senses it does not seem to be so, but your faith must still reckon it so. Water baptism may be a lovely picture of going down into the waters of death and being raised as a new person, but baptism into His death means so much to the believer than this simply representative act. "-Romans 6:11. Know ye not, etc. But it also means that we are to be raised to newness of life (the new born-again life in Christ) We are to keep the old 'ME' nailed to the cross and allow the new 'ME, (the new life in Christ), to abide in Him; rest in Him; be nourished by Him and depend upon Him in all things. He speaks here of, I do not understand Paul to say that if improper persons, such as unbelievers, and hypocrites, and deceivers, are baptized they are baptized into our Lord's death. Of them he says, "Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?" Near the close of the previous chapter Paul had said, "The law entered that the offence might abound; but where sin abounded, grace did much more abound, that as sin hath reigned unto death, even so might grace reign through righteousness, unto eternal life, by Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:3, CSB: "Or are you unaware that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death?" Proud member A. "Knowing this that our old man is crucified" (Rom. Quotations designated (NIV) are from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. For if we have been united with him in a death like his, we shall certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his. Baptized into his death? He says "so many of us," putting himself with the rest of the children of God.