Robert E. Webber

The Christian under God’s rule is called to a radical obedience. . . . This obedience begins by demanding the full identification of the believer with Christ by baptism. . . . To be baptized into Christ means to identify with his suffering, to enter into his death, and to be raised to new life in him. In this way the Christian participates in the victory of Christ over evil and is called in his body, the church, to continue to wage war against evil, wherever it is found, in the name of Christ—in his power and authority.

-Robert Webber, Common Roots: The Original Call to an Ancient-Future Faith (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 2009), 194.