The two "die" words are indeed the same, just used differently in the different parts of the text. Not only that, they refer to the exact same event, and speak of that event with the same meaning. The difference we see is in their usage.
For me, Romans 6 is my "desert island chapter" - it profoundly explains what takes place when a ...
One must be careful about taking analogies beyond their intended scope. A few facts relative to the question to help set the background here include:
Amniotic fluid, though it starts pure, later can include the fetal excrement (called meconium).
Noah's family spent far more than 40 days in the ark. The rains fell for 40 days, but they were in the ark from ...
I certainly don't claim any of these thoughts are original to me, but I see a comparable connection.
Jesus often used metaphors that were familiar to people to illustrate a point.
Physical birth involves:
Water (as noted in the OP)
Spirit (see Genesis 2:7)
Blood (I didn't really appreciate this until my the birth of my children)
Spiritual rebirth involves:
Pulpit cites Robinson:
"When we were at Tell-el-Hasy, and saw the water standing along the bottom of the adjacent wady, we could not but remark the coincidence of several circumstances with the account of the eunuch's baptism. This water is on the most direct road from Belt Jibrin (Eleutheroplis) to Gaza, on the most southern road from Jerusalem, and ...
The region between Jerusalem and Gaza is dry but not a full desert where you need an oasis to find water. You needn't travel there. Just have a look on Google Earth and you will see several streams. You cannot identify this place.
Berean Study Bible
For anyone who has died has been freed from sin.
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 599: To be dying, be about to die, wither, decay. From apo and thnesko; to die off.
Now if we died with Christ, we believe that we will also live with Him.
There were examples of the whole household being saved.
Lydia's household in Act 16:
13 On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate to the river, where we expected to find a place of prayer. We sat down and began to speak to the women who had gathered there. 14One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple ...
What is the baptism of fire?
It refers to a separate "baptism" for those who are judged. This is evidenced by the contrast set in the next verse of the wheat and chaff. Yet, I don't see language anywhere else of unbelievers being baptized.
Baptism with fire
When many Pharisees and Sadducees approached John, he called them "offspring of ...