Sasse Quote – Baptism and the Resurrection

This will be the final quote of the day from the sainted Pastor Hermann Sasse.  I hope the quotes today I have provided have given insight, provoked some thought, and been beneficial.

Your resurrection began when you were baptized.  “We were buried therefore with Him [Christ] by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the gloy of the Father, we too migh walk in newness of life” (Rom. 6:4).  With Christ you died at that time, with Him you were buried, with Him you shall rise.  With Him, for you have been made a member of His body.  That is the deep secret of the fellowship of the saints.  So we, “though many, are one body… For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body” (1 Cor. 12:12-13).  And again: “Because there is one bread, we who are many are one body, for we all partake of the one bread” (1 Cor. 10:17).  That is certainly a fellowship which the world does not know and can never understand.  It is the imperishable communion of saints.

-Herman Sasse, “The Church Lives:  A Sermon on Acts 2:42-47 for the First Sunday After Trinity” (June 27, 1943), We Confess:  The Church, p.134

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