Mar 18, 2024: Mark of Spiritual Embrace

Robert E. Webber

Baptism in water is the physical, tangible side of God’s new and creating power to restore our spiritual relation lost at the fall and ultimately to restore the entire cosmos. It is the embrace in which we live. So baptism is the mark of our spiritual embrace. It reveals our new union with Jesus Christ, through whom the forgiveness of our union with Adam is obtained, and a union with God through Jesus is begun by the Spirit. — Robert Webber, The Divine Embrace: Recovering the Passionate Spiritual Life (Grand Rapids: Baker Books, 2006), 159.

About the author

Alumni Director, Practicum Professor, and DWS graduate.