O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?
Listening to Alan Bondar series 'Salvation is Here' and he was talking about baptism and it got me thinking, as usual. Could it be that sprinkling was O.C. and submersion is N.C. ? It started to rain and Noah got on the boat and the ones submerged all died. So the flesh of Adam was saved through sprinkling not submersion. But first century they were to put to death the old man (Adam) and be raised in the Spirit as new man (Christ). The last Adam died because the priests did not bless him they threw him under the boat (no irreverence intended) and God's first century people were to join him in covenant death and be raised to new life by the Spirit. Jesus even went and preached the gospel to those who died in Noah's day (1Peter 3&4) so they could live in the Spirit even though they were judged (by the flood) as O.C. humans.