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Class 5: Risen To Eternal Life


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Part 4: Demonstrating your death and resurrection

(This is part 4 of 9 parts in this class)


By water baptism you demonstrate what you believe to be yours through the resurrection of Jesus Christ. At the time of the Gulf war some American marines did this is a very special way.

They had just received salvation and they knew they needed water baptism. Since they were on board ship they couldn't be baptised in a river or a pool so they came up with a radical alternative. They created their own baptismal by lining a coffin with a body bag and filling it with water! Those reborn marines went down into the water and came up like Jesus from the grave!

Their baptism dramatically demonstrated what every baptism is ordained to demonstrate. It visibly said to them and all who witnessed it, "These men have died with Christ, now they are risen with Him. For them old things have passed away, all things have become new. These men are new creations in Christ!"