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Jessica Evrist


Is there a different Baptism that the bible talks about?

18/07/2009 14:39

Acts chapter 19: versus 1-7. ..... Paul found some disciples of Jesus and asked them "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" They answerd , "No , we have not even heard that there is a Holy spirit." So Paul asked, "Then what baptism did you receive?" "John's baptism," they replied. Paul said,"John's baptism was a baptism of repentance." He told the people to believe in the One coming after Him that is in Jesus." On hearing this, they were baptized into the name of the Lord Jesus . When Paul placed his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them and they spoke in tongues and prophecied. There were about twelve men in all.

(It is obvious that these men were born again but they had not received the Holy Spirit yet and that being born again and receiving the Holy Spirit are two different experiences. Additionally it is very obvious that Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever. God's word doesn't change ).

1 corin chapter 14 :39 says, "Therefore my brothers, be eager to prophecy, and do not forbid speaking in tongues."

Revelation 22:18 "I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book , if anyone adds anything to them God will add to him the plagues described in this book. And if anyone takes words away from this book of prophecy God will take away from him his share in the tree of life and in the holy city, which is described in this book."

( With fear and trembling, we are to be very careful to teach the bible in context. When we are teaching God's word to others we must not change the biblical teaching to satisfy our own inadequacies or the doctrine of man. The biblical teaching on the gift of tongues is one of the teachings that people have changed in many churches. Paul says very clearly DO NOT FORBID SPEAKING IN TONGUES. Paul corrected the Corinthian Church to help them have all things done in an orderly manner. Paul did not say Do not speak in tongues but do it in an orderly manner.) Amen.