Whereof I am made a minister by the gift of the grace of God given unto me through the effectual working of his power.

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12 [a]In that ye are (A)[b]buried with [c]him through baptism, [d]in whom ye are also raised up together through the faith of the operation of [e]God, which raised him from the dead.

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Footnotes

  1. Colossians 2:12 The 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.
  2. Colossians 2:12 See Rom. 6:4.
  3. Colossians 2:12 So 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.
  4. Colossians 2:12 One 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.
  5. Colossians 2:12 Through faith which cometh from God.