Re: eis afesin twn hamartiwn humwn

From: Wagers, Will (
Date: Fri May 31 1996 - 16:11:30 EDT writes on 5/31/96:

> >Thanks again for your time and help. I hope that everyone on the b-greek
> >list takes seriously the ramifications of this discussion. The issue is,
> >Does baptism wash away your sins or does the blood of Christ wash away your
> >sins?
> Or, by such thinking, we could also say the issue is, Does faith (to which
> baptism is integral) save us (Gal.3:24)? Or, instead, are we saved by grace
> (Eph.2:8)? Is it one or the other? Certainly not. We are saved by
> BOTH--but each has a different relationship to our salvation. Christ's blood
> purchased our salvation. And by faith, we appropriate this salvation to
> ourselves (Rom.5:2; I Tim.6:19)--we "lay hold of it." So, baptism does
> indeed "wash away our sins" (Acts 22:16)--but not by providing an atonement
> for sin; this was accomplished by Christ in our behalf.
> And, yes, Rod, I wholeheartedly agree with you on the extreme seriousness of
> the ramifications of this issue. I fear for you, to think you have publicly
> taken a stance in opposition to clear teaching on the Lord's design for
> baptism.

Dear Sir,

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Will Reality is the best metaphor.

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