In each of your examples offered here, Noah, Moses, Christ, why not look at baptism, as identification with/ rather than the mode and worrying about the physical water. Christ's baptism of suffering,did not have to do with water. substitute the idea of identification when you read baptism and you might have something. Forget the water for a second,and try it.
Originally Posted by Thomas2007
They "identified" with;
Noah in the ark
Moses in the cloud and sea
John's baptism of repentance
Christ's suffering and death,and resurrection
The apostolic message,repent and be baptized
It is not so much the judgement as it is the place of safety in the time of judgement [ propitiation]. At the end of the day we all want to be identified as In Saving Union with Christ before the last day.
Hope Reformed Baptist Church:
All that die have not the plague, and all that perish eternally are not guilty of the same profligate sins.The covetous are excluded from the kingdom of God no less severely than fornicators, idolaters, adulterers, and thieves, 1 Corinthians 6:9,10.