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Baptism and Noah’s Flood

August 24, 2013

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In 1 Peter 3:18-20, Peter compares baptism with the flood and the salvation of Noah’s family. In the same way that the flood separated Noah from the wicked, baptism separates us from the world and brings us into Christ.

Five More Ways the Flood Points to Baptism

So how else does the flood point to baptism and Christianity?

Peter compares baptism to Noah's flood waters

Cole Thomas – The Subsiding of the Waters of the Deluge – 1829

  • Noah was on the water for nine months, then began to live on the earth. Christians are to be born of water (John 3:5)
  • The flood destroyed the wicked who laughed and scoffed at Noah. Baptism might be thought to do the same thing considering the numbers that scoff and deride it as unnecessary.
  • Water saved Noah. Water saves Christians who walk in newness of life.
  • The flood washed away the filth of an evil generation. Water washes away sins (Acts 22:16)
  • Just a few were saved through the flood. Just a few, in relative terms, will be save through baptism.

Baptism is our way to get into Christ. Responding to our faith in baptism is God’s plan for the beginning of our life serving him. Baptism is the way we gain association with Christ ad his church.

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