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NOAH WAS SAVED BY WATER
Most of us do not realize the nature of Noah's salvation by the waters of the great flood which covered the entire world. The exceeding wickedness of men caused God to repent that He had made man (Gen. 6:6) and brought his wrath upon the earth (Gen.6:7). Because of the righteousness of Noah (Gen. 6:8; II Pet. 2:5), he and his family were spared through preparation of an ark, which inspiration tells us he did by faith (Heb. 11:7).
We want to think of Noah's being saved FROM the water instead of realizing the significance of inspiration's word that "eight souls were saved BY WATER' (I Pet. 3:20). Those in the ark were separated from and lifted above the destruction of wickedness by means of the water.
In the next verse Peter stated that this salvation by water is the "like figure whereunto even baptism now saves us." This is because scriptural baptism is for the remission of sins (Acts 2:38), it puts one into Christ (Gal. 3:27; Rom. 6:3), and that is where salvation is (I John 5:11).
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