Monday, July 30, 2012
Baptism symbolically initiated Jews into the New Covenant. This is seen in Acts 2 when it says "41 Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day." This was the inaugural New Covenant Shavuot which was foretold by Jeremiah. This was when Torat Moshe would be inscribed in the heart.
ON TO THE QUESTION...
Why was Peter surprised that an uncircumcised man (Acts 10, Cornelius) could be immersed in water, that uncircumcised men could in fact be initiated into the New Covenant, when Yeshua had
said that the disciples were to immerse everyone? Shouldn't this have been obvious for Peter? Why had he been so hesitant to follow a clear command of Yeshua?
Posted by Peter at 7:04 PM