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The Holy Bible mentions 3 baptisms
for Christians. This subject has
split Churches and denominations. You are encouraged to do detailed study, and
pray often, so that God will reveal His Truth
about baptisms to you. The
means to fully immerse.
Infant baptism, or sprinkling
of water, is not found in The Bible. For parents who desire God to bless their
child, the dedication
of the child to God is appropriate. The person
being baptized needs to have a desire to be baptized, and to willingly choose
and seek to receive the baptism. The first baptism is when The Holy Spirit
baptizes you in Jesus.
This occurs when you believe upon Jesus, confessing
Him as your Lord. "For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one
..." 1 Corinthians 12:13. The second baptism is when a disciple
you in water.
Water baptism identifies with the death,
burial, and resurrection of Jesus in obedience to Jesus' Command. "Go ye
therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing
them in the name of the
Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all
things whatsoever I have commanded you:
and, lo, I am with you
unto the end of the world. Amen." Matthew 28:19-20. The third
baptism is when Jesus baptizes you in the Holy Spirit.
Receiving The Holy Spirit,
or being baptized in
Holy Spirit. "I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that
cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he
shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
3:11. Jesus wants to completely surround and immerse you in The Holy Spirit,
completely filling you to overflowing in
The Holy Spirit! See
1:8, Luke 3:16, John 1:33. If Jesus needed The Holy Spirit to come upon Him
while He was on earth to do ministry, you should receive
The Holy Spirit
to be properly empowered and equipped to do service for God. The 3 baptisms
happen at the following times in the life of a Christian: Baptized in Jesus
into The Body Of Christ) at Salvation,
and at The Baptism In The Holy Spirit. "And, being
them that they
should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father,
which, saith he
, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with
water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost
not many days hence."
Acts 1:4-5. "Now when they heard this
, they were pricked
heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and
brethren, what shall we do?
Then Peter said unto them, Repent
every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the
remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar
as many as the Lord our God shall call." Acts 2:37-39. The
mentioned in Acts 2:38 are: Repent (Salvation), Be Water
Baptized, and Receive The Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is The Promise of The
Father, not just for The First Disciples, but to all future generations.
"But when they believed
Philip preaching the things concerning the
kingdom of God, and the name of Jesus Christ, they were baptized, both men and
women. Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued
with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.
Now when the apostles
which were at Jerusalem heard
had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: Who, when
they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy
(For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were
baptized in the name
of the Lord Jesus.) Then laid they their
hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.
" Acts 8:12-17. In addition
to believing upon Jesus and being water baptized, have you received The Baptism
In The Holy Spirit? If not, ask Jesus to baptize you with The Holy
"Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of
repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which
should come after him,
that is, on Christ Jesus.
When they heard
, they were baptized
in the name of the Lord Jesus.
when Paul had laid his
hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on
and they spake with tongues, and prophesied." Acts 19:4-6. You show
that you believe Him, through the blood of Christ, water baptism, and
The Spirit, which bear witness to God. See
1 John 5:5-8. Salvation (New
person), Water Baptism (Old person cut off), Holy Spirit (New life Power).
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