Sunday, June 03, 2007

Sunday Quote: Faith and Baptism

"There is no magical power in the water or in the act itself. Baptism without faith is a futile dipping in water. No burial into Christ accompanies the burial into the water; no resurrection with Christ accompanies the lifting out of the water. Without faith the person's spiritual state after baptism is no different from what it was before." ~ Jack Cottrell, Baptism: A Biblical Study ,pg. 133

1 comment:

o1mnikent said...

You might be interested in an electronic edition of Jack Cottrell's book, available in the College Press Biblical Studies Collection, from Logos Bible Software.

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