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An Interesting Revelation

Updated on July 4, 2012

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Interesting Point

Nowhere in the New Testament does it say the disciples were baptized with water. Indeed John the Baptist and Jesus Christ himself stated that we will be baptized by the Holy Spirit.

On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized withwater, but in a few days you will be baptized withthe Holy Spirit.” Acts 1:4-6 New International Version

Now, will you please show me where it states that immersion in water is required?

In the same false sense, how is it possible for a baby, who knows nothing to be baptized by the Holy Spirit without the commitment? If you were baptized as a baby, do not think that means you are truly baptized by the Spirit. It must be a personal commitment on your behalf.

You do not require you to be a member of a church to be baptized either, like you have to be a member of some exclusive club. It is Christ and Christ alone which give you the blessing of the Holy Spirit, not some cult or organization. I say cult because many churches are more like a cult than Christian. Be careful. Search the Scriptures and check the church doctrine to see if they compliment each other. If they do not, get out. It is a cult.

Watch out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves.By their fruit you will recognize them. Do people pick grapes from thorn bushes, or figs from thistles? Likewise, every good tree bears good fruit, but a bad tree bears bad fruit.A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit.Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’ Matthew 7:15-23 New International Version.

As well remember the opening Scripture? Can you show me where it says you must first accept say the doctrine of the catholic church or Lutheran or Baptist?

I believe you can accept the gift of the Holy Spirit in a park, in a restaurant or in a car more readily that you can by accepting the rules of some church first. Accepting the Holy Spirit is between you and Christ. The church has nothing to do with it.

My acceptance of Christ occurred in a tent at a revival meeting in a farmers field.

Where did yours happen?

Prayer: Please Jehovah Jireh (Jehovah our Provider) bless me with the cleansing, healing power of the Loving Holy Spirit.

I long to welcome Him into my heart and into my life.

I ask this in the name of Him who made this precious gift available to everyone, Jesus Christ.

Amen

May the sunshine of Jesus’ sweet love bless you today and every day.


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    • teacherjoe52 profile imageAUTHOR

      teacherjoe52 

      6 years ago

      Very good for you oceansider.Especially for waiting until your daughter was at least nine.

      I did not experiance the water babtism but did the one like the apostles while attending an old fashioned revival meeting. It was an unforgettable experiance.

      The two were: the experiance of the Holy Spirit come dwelling in me.My whole body tingled and it felt as if I was truly washed clean.

      The next was the look on many people faces when they saw it happen.

      I tried to convince them to come and give their hearts to Jesus but they were too afraid.

      God bless you.

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      oceansider 

      6 years ago

      Another good article, teacherjoe.....you're right about being baptized anywhere. As an adult, I was baptized with three of my children, in a church member's back yard pool, and my youngest daughter was baptized when she was about 9 yrs. old, in another church member's pool. I had first been baptized in the Catholic church as an infant, as most babies are when they are Catholic. But of course babies don't know what's going on yet, so that is why I was baptized as an adult.

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