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What About Baptism? – A Biblical Discussion Between Billy Baptist and Peter Presbyterian

Nor do the prepositions used in expressions such as “in the Jordan” and “out of the water” necessarily imply submer-sion.   For these same expressions are used in many Bible passages where the idea of submersion is totally excluded.

Thus, Gods word declares that the Israelites “stood firm on dry ground in the midst of the Jordan” after they went “into the Jordan” and before they “came up out of the Jordan” and entered into the promised land.12    And Gods Word also declares that Elijah too passed through the Jordan “on dry ground” but poured out water on the altar representing all the tribes of Israel (together with their infants) — just before all of them, both the penitent adults and their children, were sprinkled from above by the God-sent rain. And John ‘is Elijah!13

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