Re: Does disrobing in saying 37 refer to baptism?
- Hello Dan,
Everything posted earlier below has some connection to saying 37.
However, what is posted below does not resolve everything in the
saying. For instance how does disrobing enable a person to see the
son of the living one? Of course, if the garment is over your eyes
and you take it off then that would allow you to see. 2 Corinthians
3:14-18 mentions the veil that precludes a person from "seeing".
The baptismal turn described by Cyril of Jerusalem mentions
everything posted below and more. According to Cyril, once a person
turned they could "see" the prophecies concerning the Son of God in
the OT. As you mention below they physically disrobed and after the
ceremony received a white robe. However the important aspect of the
baptismal turn was that a person had turned from darkness to light
and now could see the prophecies concerning the Son of God. The veil
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