Posts Tagged ‘baptism of the Holy Spirit’
What powers did the apostles have before and after being baptized by the Holy Spirit?
Question: What different powers did the apostles have before and after they were baptized with the Holy Spirit? Answer: “Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness” (Matthew 10:1). “And He called the twelve together,…Read More
Baptisms of the New Testament
Baptisms of the New TestamentBaptisms of the New Testament – Part 2Baptisms of the New Testament – Part 3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Ephesians 4:1-6 I. How is it that Paul talks of one baptism in Ephesians 4:5 when the New Testament speaks of more than one? A. Baptism means immersion 1. You can have different…Read More
You Must Be Born Again
https://www.lavistachurchofchrist.org/cms/wp-content/uploads/2003/08/You-Must-Be-Born-Again2.mp3 by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: John 3:1-22 I. I had a fellow ask me if I had been born again. A. In particular, he wanted to know how I came to believe such a thing. B. When I replied with I John 2:3-6; 4:6; 5:2-3, he became quite upset C. He wanted to know how I was…Read More
Miraculous Spiritual Gifts
by Matthew Bassford Many of you may well have had, as I have had, the experience of talking Bible with somebody who believes that the miraculous spiritual gifts of the first century continue today. Let me be honest with you, brethren. It is difficult to find success in studies with such people. Though it’s not obvious,…Read More
Were those who received the Spirit in Acts just the apostles or the 120 brethren?
Question: I was reading your article on who received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. You’re saying the 120 didn’t receive the Holy Spirit, but the Apostles only, is that correct? If so, my question is: Did they receive the Spirit twice? Because in John 20:21-22 Jesus breathed on them and they received the Holy Spirit. Please…Read More
Baptism of the Holy Spirit: A Promise?
by Carl A. Allen Through the years I have talked with, and debated with, Pentecostal preachers and it is not uncommon for them to take the position that the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit ” is a command. Many have been the times I have cited a passage to prove that the “Baptism of the…Read More
When Was Cornelius Saved?
When Was Cornelius Saved? — His PastWhen Was Cornelius Saved? — A Man of PrayerWhen Was Cornelius Saved? — Cornelius Experienced MiraclesWhen Was Cornelius Saved? — Cornelius Received the Holy SpiritWhen Was Cornelius Saved — We are Saved in the Same Manner by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Acts 11:5-18 I. Sometimes is it useful to…Read More
Are you saying people don’t get baptized in the Holy Spirit anymore?
Question: Are you saying that people don’t get baptized in the Holy Spirit anymore? If this is so, then what is it called when people are filled with the Holy Spirit? Like I have seen people get prayed for and they will shake and fall to the ground because of the power of God. What…Read More
Are the baptisms in the New Testament Spirit baptisms or water baptisms?
Question: I have been studying with a co-worker of mine and apparently, we are getting nowhere fast. Our discussions consist of mostly the importance of baptism. He knows the Gospel and believes that it is vital to believe in it for salvation’s sake, but he doesn’t believe that baptism is an essential part, only that…Read More
Does receiving the Holy Spirit mean baptism in water is unnecessary?
Question: I have another friend that believes you don’t need water baptism because once you believe that’s when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and that’s when you’re baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. She gave me theses Scriptures: Acts 11:14-16, Acts 11:47-48, Matthew 3:11-15, Acts 10:44-48, Titus 3:5, John 3:1-5. If you don’t…Read More