Monday, March 9, 2009

Baptism is our entry into life eternal

Church of the Transfiguration, Mt. Tabor, Israel

"So they kept the matter to themselves, questioning what this rising from the dead might mean." (Mark 9:10). Of course, it means that after His passion and death Jesus was resurrected, which was understandably beyond their ability to fathom. Some 2,000+ years later, however, we accept this. In other words, because we are in on what Gospel scholars call Mark's messianic secret, we know the event to which Jesus is alluding. Nonetheless, as with His first disciples, it is important for us to reflect on what "this rising from the dead" means for us. After all, does the resurrection not have implications? "We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life" (Rom. 6:4)

1 comment:

  1. I too would like to know about this rising from the dead!


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