Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now there were six stone waterpots set there
for the Jewish custom of purification, containing twenty or thirty gallons each.
“As for me,
I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
and had seen that some of His disciples were eating their bread with
impure hands, that is, unwashed.
instruction about washings and laying on of hands, and the resurrection of the dead and eternal judgment.
since they relate only to
food and drink and various washings, regulations for the body imposed until a time of reformation.
1 Peter 3:21
Corresponding to that, baptism now saves you— not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience—through the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again.