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 baptisms depending on what medium something is being immersed into, who administers the baptism, or who is being baptized…

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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,…

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by Carl A. Allen I have been told, by many preachers of the United Pentecostal persuasion, and many others, that the 120 in Acts 1:15 received the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit!” All one has to do is look at the context of Acts 1-6 and he can see clearly that the 120 did not…

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Question: Baptism is not necessary for salvation. Cornelius was saved before he was baptized. There are two reasons why we know Cornelius was saved before being baptized. 1. Cornelius received the Holy Spirit before being baptized; that he had the Holy Spirit. 1 John 4:13 states that he abided in God and that God abided in…

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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 born…

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