Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Now there were six stone water jars there, for the ceremonial purification practiced by the Jews, each large enough to hold twenty or thirty gallons.
I am baptizing you in water in token of your repentance, but he who is coming after me is stronger than I am, and I am not fit to carry his shoes. He will baptize you in the holy Spirit and in fire.
They had noticed that some of his disciples ate their food without first giving their hands a ceremonial washing to purify them.
with the teaching of baptism and the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead and final judgment.
since they have to do only with food and drink and various washings??aterial regulations in force only until the time for the new order.
1 Peter 3:21
Baptism, which corresponds to it, now saves you also (not as the mere removing of physical stain, but as the craving for a conscience right with God)??hrough the resurrection of Jesus Christ,
This is why the Father loves me, because I am giving my life, but giving it to take it back again.