10 And ye are complete in him, which is the head of all principality and power.
11 [a]In whom also ye are circumcised with circumcision made without hands, by putting off the [b]sinful body of the flesh, through the circumcision of Christ,
12 [c]In that ye are [d]buried with [e]him through baptism, [f]in whom ye are also raised up together through the faith of the operation of [g]God, which raised him from the dead.
Colossians 2:11Now he dealeth perfecty against the third kind, that is to say, against them which urged the Jewish religion: and first of all, he denieth that we have need of the Circumcision of the flesh, seeing that without it we are circumcised within, by the virtue of Christ.
Colossians 2:11These many words are used to show what the old man is, whom Paul in other places calleth the body of sin.
Colossians 2:12The taking away of an objection: we need not so much as the eternal sign which our fathers had, seeing that our baptism is a most effectual pledge and witness, of that inward restoring and renewing.
Colossians 2:12So then all the force of the matter cometh not from the very deed done, that is to say, it is not the dipping of us into the water by a Minister that maketh us to be buried with Christ, as the Papists say, that even for the very act’s sake, we become verily Christians, but it cometh from the virtue of Christ, for the Apostle addeth the resurrection of Christ and faith.
Colossians 2:12One end of Baptism is the death and burial of the old man, and that by the mighty power of God only, whose virtue we lay hold on by faith, in the death and resurrection of Christ.
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