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For Christ also died for sins once for all, the just for the unjust, in order that He might bring us to God, having been put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit; in which also He went and made proclamation to the spirits now in prison, who once were disobedient, when the patience of God kept waiting in the days of Noah, during the construction of the ark, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through the water. And corresponding to that, baptism now saves you-- not the removal of dirt from the flesh, but an appeal to God for a good conscience-- through the resurrection of Jesus Christ... 1 Peter 3:18-21 (NAS)

Being Saved Through the Water

In the days of Noah, eight persons were brought "safely though the water."

And corresponding to that, baptism now saves you as an appeal to God for a good conscience -- through the resurrection of Jesus Christ -- 1 Peter 3:21 (NAS)

Baptism is from the Greek word "baptizo," meaning to "immerse or dip." Consider also the following scriptures:

Ananias told Paul (before Paul became an apostle) 'And now why do you delay? Arise, and be baptized, and wash away your sins, calling on His name.' Acts 22:16 (NAS)

"'And it shall be, that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved.'...Now when they heard this they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, "Brethren, what shall we do?" And Peter said to them, "Repent, and let each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. "For the promise is for you and your children, and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God shall call to Himself." Acts 2:21, 37-39 (NAS)

"Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, in order that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life." Romans 6:3-4  (NAS)

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