From: Bill Ross (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Tue May 02 2000 - 15:19:37 EDT
...but the original ceremony clearly implied a washing. And the church
ordinance ought to preserve this idea. See Acts 22:16:
"And now why tarriest thou? arise, and be baptized, and wash away thy sins,
calling on his name."
I don't think baptim is properly understood as a washing (see 1 Peter 3:21).
But grammatically speaking...
EPIKALESAMENOS is either defining the washing or both the baptism and the
Acts 22:16 KAI NUN TI MELLEIS ANASTAS BAPTISAI **KAI** APOLOUSAI TAS
AMARTIAS SOU EPIKALESAMENOS TO ONOMA AUTOU
1 Peter 3 21 O KAI UMAS ANTITUPON NUN SWZEI BAPTISMA OU SARKOS APOQESIS
RUPOU ALLA SUNEIDHSEWS AGAQHS EPERWTHMA EIS QEON DI ANASTASEWS IHSOU CRISTOU
1 Pet 3:21 (KJV)
"The like figure whereunto even baptism doth also now save us (not the
putting away of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience
toward God,) by the resurrection of Jesus Christ:"
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