“Baptism” is Baptism

[M]any believe it is impossible for water to do what the New Testament says baptism does. But this is…often little more than an assumption brought to the text rather than a conclusion derived from it. It is equivalent to saying John’s teaching that “The Word became flesh” doesn’t mean “God became man” because we already know it is impossible for God to become man.

Peter J. Leithart, The Baptized Body, (Moscow, ID: Canon Press, 2007) 30-31.

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