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It is permissible to try to change an oppressive government, and indeed to adopt a democratic form of constitution. So although Christianity teaches that everyone should be equal and should be treated the same, this doesn't always happen. Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?" (Mark 10:38) Here baptism is clearly seen as a symbol of Jesus' coming crucifixion, and this is widely accepted by Christian commentators.[52] This understanding of baptism seems to be based on the teachings of Paul, according to whom, those who "were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death" (Romans 6:3).

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