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There are diverse views as to baptism, who should and who should not receive it, and so forth; but there can be no question as to what it symbolizes, it is the end of the old life and the man that lived it.
This great truth had been truly learned by a man who had turned to the Lord Jesus Christ, and was baptized unto Him. In the bath, when the baptism was over, there was found a parcel containing a pipe and pouch of tobacco, and several other things in which he had indulged in his unconverted days.
“Do these things belong to you?” he was asked.
“No,” was his reply, “they belong to the man who went under the water.”