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Hebrews 10:22 – Water, Purification, and God

If water is a symbol of purity or purification, and it is time and again (John 1:23-25; Ephesians 5:26; Hebrews 10:22), then we must ask: 1) Did God create water and then think, “this is a good symbol”?; 2) or, Did God create water to be a good symbol? Which came first, the reality or the plan?
Since God’s plans were made before the foundation of the world (Ephesians 1:3), and God does nothing by accident since he is omniscient, we dare not think water as a symbol is unimportant or unnecessary.
This does not mean we are saved by the symbol of water in baptism. It does mean God saves us using the symbol of water as he planned through the resurrection of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 3:21). Has God purified you in water baptism by the blood of his Son?

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