4 Therefore we were buried with him by baptism into death; so as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. [Burial, baptism into death, and newness of life are not to be imagined, assumed, or presumed: Therefore if any man is in Christ, he is a new creature; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 2 Cor 5:17. From the Word of the Lord within: "The new life is as radically different as a man who has lived underground his whole life, suddenly coming above ground to see the sun, the sky, the plants, the animals, the wind, the stars."]
|Matthew 20:23 |
23 And he said to them, "You shall indeed drink of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with; but to sit on my right and left hand, is not mine to give, but it will be given to those for whom it is prepared by my Father."