Immersion into the Body of Christ
(MEMBERS FOR LIFE)
"Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ,
let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation
of repentance from dead works and
of faith toward God,
of the teaching of immersions
of laying on of hands,
of resurrection of the dead and
of eternal judgment ...," Hebrews 6'1-3.
This is the only immersion to extend beyond this life. Even so, like the other immersions, it is of great significance for Believers in the present. This immersion is unique.
There can be no doubt that immersion into the Body of Christ by the Holy Spirit is remarkable, personal and life changing.
It's a once-only work of the Spirit. And it comes about when an unbeliever hears the Good News of Jesus, believes it, repents and receives Christ:
"For by one Spirit we were all immersed into one body -
whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free ...," 1 Corinthians 12'13-14.
No other human being is involved in this immersion. It is spiritual and eternal. That is why it's in the list of the seven "ones" in Ephesians 4'4-6, which says:
one body and
one Spirit, just as you were called in
one hope of your calling;
one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all".
"Now you are the Body of Christ
and members individually,"
1 Corinthians 12'27.