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When I read 1 Peter 3:20-21, I properly understand that water saves me the same way it saved Noah during the flood. When I go and read the account of the flood in Genesis, the only thing I find in association with the words "flood", "waters", and "water", are "destroy" and "destruction". The only thing , then, that water did during Noah's day, was ...


Whether or not there was a formal Matthean Community, I think it is reasonable to speak of a "Matthean Community" because the Gospel seems to have been unknown to the authors of Luke and John, suggesting a community isolated from broader Christianity. If it can be shown that the author of Luke did know of Matthew's Gospel, as Dennis R. MacDonald has sought ...

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