Was PAUL baptized in the Holy Spirit in Acts 9:18 Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized?
John Kissinger [08/18/2015 12:55 PM]
Paul was called to preach before he was baptized – Acts 26:15-18. In Acts 26 where Paul told of his conversion, he said that Christ told him to “rise, and stand upon thy feet; for I have appeared unto thee for this purpose, to make you a minister and a witness both of these things which thou hast seen, and of those things in the which I will appear unto thee; delivering thee from the people, and from the Gentiles unto whom NOW I SEND THEE.” Only those who are saved are sent. http://www.letusreason.org/Biblexp215.htm
Rasiah Thomas [08/18/2015 1:04 PM]
Baptism in the Holy Spirit is mentioned in Book of Acts is not only for a day. It is purely day to day our life how we are taking bath daily like that we must baptised by the Holy Spirit everyday.
John Kissinger [08/18/2015 1:05 PM]
Great Christians down through the years have often experienced dramatic encounters with God after salvation. There is no reason to deny that this is a genuine way that God works with His people. It is also true that equally devout, effective Christians have gone through life without such a “second work” of grace. We may use whatever words we want to describe our experiences with God. But it is most accurate to say that the Bible uses “baptism of the Spirit” to refer to one of the wonderful things that God does for us the instant we trust Christ and enter His family! http://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Baptism-Of-The-Holy-Spirit
Randy H Johnson [08/18/2015 6:51 PM]
Everything in the Bible is historical to us, including the teaching.
Walter Polasik [08/18/2015 8:06 PM]
A point to ponder, all Pentecostals. I have been thinking about this for many years. While I DO believe that the Holy Spirit gives powerful experiences to Christians and that all of the gifts are still for today, I’ve been realizing that Jesus never said, “You will receive THE Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues” only that “Ye shall be baptized (immersed) in the Spirit, not many days hence”. The question to ask is, what does this phrase, “You shall be immersed in the Spirit” mean? If it only means a post-conversion EMPOWERMENT then why does Scripture speak of the “receiving” of the Spirit? Does not being “immersed in the Spirit” rather refer to the TOTAL New Covenant work of the Spirit, INCLUDING initial indwelling and reception? How else do you reconcile the interchangeable language of Acts?