Baptism

Eph 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 in the Holy Spirit.

1 Cor. 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 in the Holy Spirit, the baptism in the Holy Spirit is what makes a person born of the Spirit, without the baptism in the Holy Spirit, no one is born of God.

1 Jn 5:1 Whosoever believes that Yeshua is the Messiah is born of God [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 3:9 No one who is born of God [born of the Spirit] 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 [born of the Spirit].

1 Jn 5:18 – We know [absolutely] that anyone born of God [born of the Spirit] does not [deliberately and knowingly] practice committing sin, but the One Who was begotten of God carefully watches over {and} protects him [Christ’s divine presence (the Holy Spirit) within him who is born of God preserves him against the evil], and the wicked one [the spirit of the natural man] does not lay hold (get a grip) on him {or} touch [him].

Nobody has to be water baptized to to be born from above (born of the Spirit).

In order to be born from above (born of the Spirit), a person must believe God’s Son, Yeshua is the Messiah, then God willing, God will baptize the person in the Holy Spirit, then after the person is baptized in the Holy Spirit, the person will no longer practice sin because the Holy Spirit is what makes someone stop practicing sin, without the baptism in the Holy Spirit, no one can stop practicing sin, that is why the baptism in the Holy Spirit is the only baptism that saves someone.

Phil 2:13 For it is God [by the Holy Spirit] 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 in the Holy Spirit, which means that the person was not born of God (born of the Spirit).

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