Part 58 I have been preaching a sermon series on the major objections to saving water baptism and how to address them, and so it was asked, “If a person is baptized a second time, isn’t that person crucifying Christ afresh and putting him to an open shame?” Bible readers obviously know that there is a link between baptism and the crucifixion of Christ. “Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? 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, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection” (Rom. 6:3-5). We die a death to sin, a spiritual death in baptism. We are raised to walk in the newness of life. We gain our hope of the resurrection because we took advantage of the plan of redemption through Christ (1 Cor. 15:17-19).

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