Anthony: ""If it is asked just what the outer act of baptism contributed to these inner experiences of forgiveness, regeneration, faith and fellowship with Christ, we must reply that the New Testament never considers them apart in this detached manner. " (Italics in original) "The baptism of which it speaks is no formal act, but a genuine experience:"
Hello Anthony....What kind of an "genuine inner experience" would that be? Would it be anything like the Mormon experience of Moroni 10:3-5 in the "Book of Mormon"?
Goes like this: "We invite all men everywhere to read the Book of Mormon, to ponder in their hearts the message it contains, and then to ask God, the Eternal Father, in the name of Christ if the book is true. Those who pursue this course and ask in faith will gain a testimony of its truth and divinity by the power of the Holy Ghost. Those who gain this divine witness from the Holy Spirit will also come to know by the same power that Jesus Christ is the Savior of the world, that Joseph Smith is his revelator and prophet in these last days, and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the Lord's kingdom once again established on the earth, preparatory, to the second coming of the Messiah."
Think about it! Every Mormon that "ponders in his heart" must come to the realization that the Holy Spirit speaks to him/her and tells them by an act of a "genuine inner experience" that "The Book of Mormon is true." Which is the 'truth" a Baptist experience of a Mormon experience? Would not either be subjective at most?