Evangelism in a postmodern world needs to restore the sense that a relationship with Christ demands radical obedience. This obedience begins by demanding full identification of the believer with Christ through baptism. . . . To be baptized into Christ means to identify with his suffering, to enter into his death, and to be raised to new life with him. In this way the Christian participates in the victory of Christ over evil.
-Robert Webber, Ancient-Future Faith: Rethinking Evangelicalism for a Postmodern World (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 1999), 150.