Our congregation had the joy of baptizing two more believers in Jesus Christ last week. With this in mind, here is a quote from a man who never seems to lack rhetorical flair.
Karl Barth in his Epistle to the Romans, quoting Martin Luther, says:
“Your baptism is nothing less than grace clutching you by the throat: a grace-full throttling, by which your sin is submerged in order that ye may remain under grace. Come thus to baptism. Give thyself up to be drowned in baptism and killed by the mercy of thy dear God, saying: ‘Drown me and throttle me, dear Lord, for henceforth I will gladly die to sin with Thy Son.’” Restoring Integrity in Baptist Churches by White, Duesing, & Yarnell, p. 71.