Question: My question is about Jesus and him being baptized. Did he receive the Holy Spirit during his baptism? Answer: When Peter said, “Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38), he…

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by Matthew W. Bassford The other Sunday, I was approached by one of the younger sisters at church. She had a couple of questions. They involved hypotheticals that many of us have encountered before. What about the tribesman in the Amazon jungle who never gets to hear about the gospel? What about the man who…

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Question: Good morning sir, I have been reading about the baptism of John and how he came to make a way for Jesus to come to be accepted, but I am confused about whether his baptism was able to save people before Jesus’ baptism in Acts 2:38. If someone baptized by John died before Jesus’…

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Question: “To the church of God which is at Corinth, to those who have been sanctified in Christ Jesus, saints by calling, with all who in every place call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours” (I Corinthians 1:2). Could you use this verse to explain to someone that all…

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Question: Hello, I have a question for you. Isn’t Acts 2:38 still under the Old Covenant? I notice that everyone saved after Acts 2:38 was told to just believe. Acts 2:38 was intended for those Jews who were under the Old Covenant and it is the last we see of water baptism until the New…

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Question: Hi. I was on your page and I have a question. I was baptized again 2.5 years ago because I was baptized for the wrong reasons the first time. ( pleasing others, etc). Before my second baptism, I didn’t repent of my sins. I remember thinking, well I’m going to continue in sin afterward,…

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by Jeffrey W. Hamilton Text: Acts 16:25-33   I.         When you read through the book of Acts, an odd fact seems to stand out — everyone is in a big hurry to be baptized.             A.        They don’t wait for another meal, or sleep on the idea, or wait for another day to go by.             B.        Those who wanted…

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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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