Newness of Life

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. Romans 6:4

Once you understand the symbolic significance in the act of baptism, you then understand your transformation as a Christian. The Apostle Paul has a great teaching here, as when we are lowered into the water, its symbolic of the death of our old self being buried with Christ

As a Born Again Christian we need to make sure our “Old Self” remains buried and dead. If we seek to live like we were before we became saved, then the Old Self hasn’t died and the New Self cant be resurrected. The Old Self must die first before the New Self can be brought forth

And when we are raised out of the water, its symbolic of Jesus resurrection and our New Self becoming washed clean of our sins. We must walk in the Newness of life, not walk in the darkness as before we became saved with Christ

For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. Romans 6:5-6

We have become planted or united with Christ through his death and resurrection. Before sin has separated us from God. But Thanks to our Lord , his atonement has cleansed our sin with his blood, so now we can be reconciled with God

Our Old Self has been crucified with Christ and sin no longer has dominion over us. We are no longer slaves to sin but now children of God. This is the symbolic importance and understanding of baptism

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