Baptism

Ephesians 4:5 One Lord [Yeshua the Messiah], one faith, one baptism. According to Eph 4:5 there is only one baptism, so baptism is either water baptism or the Holy Spirit. Acts 11:16 makes it very clear that water baptism is not the baptism that leads a person to repentance.

Acts 11:15-16 And as I [Peter] began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell upon them [the Gentiles], just as He did upon us at the beginning. And I remembered the word of the Lord, how He used to say, John baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one Spirit [the Holy Spirit] are we [those who are born of the Spirit] all baptized into one body

A Christian is someone that is baptized by the Holy Spirit, the baptism of the Holy Spirit is what makes a person born of the Spirit, without the baptism of the Holy Spirit, no one is born of God.

1 John 5:1 Whosoever believes that Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God

1 Jn 3:9 No one who is born of God practices sin, because His seed [the Holy Spirit] abides in him or her, and he or she cannot sin, because he or she is born of God.

The teaching that says a person must be water baptized to receive the Holy Spirit is false, the teaching that says a Christian should be water baptized is false, no one has to be water baptized to receive the Holy Spirit.

The truth is, a person must believe that God’s Son, Yeshua, is the Messiah, then after the person believes that Yeshua is the Messiah, God willing, God will baptize the person with the Holy Spirit, then after the person is baptized with the Holy Spirit, the person will no longer practice sin because the Holy Spirit is what makes someone stop practicing sin, without the baptism of the Holy Spirit, no one can stop practicing sin, that is why the baptism of the Holy Spirit is the only baptism that saves someone.

Philippians 2:13 For it is God which works in you [in those who are born of the Spirit] to both will and to do of the good pleasure.

If a person that claims to be Christian does not stop practicing sin, before he or she dies, he or she was never baptized by the Spirit, which means that the person was not born of God.

 

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