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Remember 2 important things about Baptism!

1. The word baptize means to completely cover up or surround.

2. In the book of Ephesians Paul could write that there is only one baptism...the baptism for the forgiveness of sins talked about in Acts 2:38, Romans 6:1-6 and other places in the Bible.
(Read Ephesians 4:4,5)

What is the baptism of the Holy Spirit?

Who baptized people with the Holy Spirit?
I (John) baptize with water, but he (Jesus) will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
(Mark 1:8)
Who was specifically promised the baptism
of the Holy Spirit? When?

"After his resurrection, Jesus spent time with the apostles. On one occasion he told them...'Do not leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my father has promised, which you have heard me speak about. For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.'"
(Acts 1:1-8)
What was Holy Spirit Baptism?
"Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them (the apostles) were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enable them."
(Acts 2:2-4)
How do we know this was the Baptism of
the Holy Spirit?

"Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, 'What does this mean?' Some however, made fun of them and said, 'They have had too much wine.' Then Peter stood up with the eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, Let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These men are not drunk, as you suppose. It's only nine the morning! No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel. 'In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people."
(Acts 2:16)
The baptism (or pouring out) on all people happened one time, never to be repeated!
The apostles were included and given the miraculous gift of speaking in languages they had not learned.
God made sure the Jews new the Gentiles were included in the pouring out by demonstrating the acceptance of the Gentiles in the story of Cornelius in Acts 10.



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