What does baptized into Jesus’ death mean?

Nov 16th, 2009 | By | Category: Questions You Ask (click for the full answer)

What does baptized into Jesus’ death mean?

Many of the scriptures seem to be talking about the act of baptism, (immersion), but that is only where it begins. Jesus refers to his baptism beginning at Jordan but ending at Calvary. Just as baptism pictures the death of the “old man” our “old nature”, and that we are buried with Christ, elsewhere it talks about baptism into death, or the thought more being “unto death.”

When we give our lives to the Lord, that is a baptism of sorts, the death of the old man, we symbolize what was already done in the heart, but the baptism is over when we actually die, when the sacrifice is consumed on the altar.

But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? They say unto him, We are able. And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.  (Mat 20:22-23)

But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished!
(Luk 12:50)

Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? (Rom. 6:3)

See our verse by verse study on Roman’s Chapter 6

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