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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN "UNTO" AND "INTO"
The prepositions "unto" and "into" are grossly misunderstood by many religious people, and they fail to come to a knowledge of the truth because of persuasive but misguided teachers of false doctrines.
"Unto" means toward, or in the direction of. "Into" means inside of, or within. Paul stated in Rom. 10:10, "For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." Thus literally, belief and confession are unto (toward, or in the direction of) righteousness and salvation. But they do not put one INTO Christ.
Notice how entrance INTO Christ is obtained! The Apostle Paul stated (Gal. 3:26-21), "Ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus, for as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ." He further stated (II Cor. 5:11), "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature." Baptism is the only act that the Bible says puts one INTO Christ. The other obedient acts point in that direction. When you enter a building, you may take many steps which bring you closer, or "unto" the building, but there is one distinct step which gets you "into" the building. UNTO" is not nearly the same as "INTO".
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