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1 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Water Baptism vs. the Baptism of the Holy Spirit Mark 1:4-9

2 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Two Baptisms In Mark 1, we have 2 baptisms: Water Baptism Spirit Baptism Are they related? Must one precede the other?

3 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Are Baptists Guilty? Are Baptists guilty of putting more emphasis on water baptism than the baptism of the Holy Spirit? Is this an over-reaction to Pentecostalism?

4 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Pentecostalism Pentecostalism is a charismatic religious movement that gave rise to a number of Protestant churches in the United States in the 20th century and that is unique in its belief that all Christians should seek a post- conversion religious experience called the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Britannica

5 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Is this correct? Should Christians be seeking a unique post-conversion experience with the Spirit?

6 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Mark 1:4 John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins.

7 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Is baptism the way sins are forgiven? Look at John 1:29

8 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS John 1:29 The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.

9 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Mark 1:5 And there went out unto him all the land of Judaea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized of him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins. Why don’t we confess sin when we are baptized?

10 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Answer 1.There is no record in the book of Acts of believers confessing sin. 2.We do not have any Apostolic instructions to do so. 3.A believer’s sin is forgiven before he enters into the pool of water!

11 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Mark 1:7 one And preached, saying, There cometh one mightier than I after me, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to stoop down and unloose. John pointed the people toward Christ!

12 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Immersion vs. Pouring Mark 1:8 baptized you with water I indeed have baptized [βαπτίζω baptizō] you with water: but he [the One coming] shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. Two Baptisms

13 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS The clearest example that shows the meaning of baptizo is a text from the Greek poet and physician Nicander, who lived about 200 B.C. It is a recipe for making pickles and is helpful because it uses both words. Nicander says that in order to make a pickle, the vegetable should first be 'dipped' (baptô) into boiling water and then 'baptised' (baptizô) in the vinegar solution. Both verbs concern the immersing of vegetables in a solution. But the first is temporary. The second, the act of baptising the vegetable, produces a permanent change.

14 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Clarification: Water baptism does NOT produce a permanent change.

15 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Which Baptism is First? Mark 1:8 baptized you with water I indeed have baptized you with water: but he [the One coming] shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. Water or Spirit Baptism?

16 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS A Better Baptism Mark 1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he [the One coming] shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost. This is New Covenant Language.

17 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Jeremiah 31:31 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Faithful Jews were wondering if these were the days to come?

18 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Ezekiel 36:26-27 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

19 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Acts 11:13-18

20 Acts 11:13–18 (AV) 13 And he shewed us how he had seen an angel in his house, which stood and said unto him, Send men to Joppa, and call for Simon, whose surname is Peter; 14 Who shall tell thee words, whereby thou and all thy house shall be saved. 15 And as I began to speak, the Holy Ghost fell on them, as on us at the beginning. 16 Then remembered I the word of the Lord, how that he said, John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost. 17 Forasmuch then as God gave them the like gift as he did unto us, who believed on the Lord Jesus Christ; what was I, that I could withstand God? 18 When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.

21 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Jesus Said at His Ascension Acts 1:4–6 And, being assembled together with them, commanded them that they should not depart from Jerusalem, but wait for the promise of the Father, which, saith he, ye have heard of me. For John truly baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence.

22 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Clarification In the Greek πνεῦμα pneuma – Spirit (111x) – Holy Ghost (89x) – (human) spirit (49x) – (evil) spirit (47x) Determining how to render pneuma into English is all about context.

23 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Clarification The Holy Spirit is NOT an impersonal force or extension of God. – The Holy Spirit is a fully and completely divine person who possesses all of the divine attributes of the Father and the Son but is distinguished from the Father and Son in His Work.

24 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS We can study: The Person and Work Of the Holy Spirit

25 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS The Person of the Spirit The Person – All God – All Spirit A Person because – Jesus said, “He” (not it) – Intellect, Emotion, and Will

26 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Divine Attributes The Spirit is – Eternal – Omnipresent – Omniscient – Omnipotent – Holy

27 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS The Work of the Spirit Three Distinct Phrases – Pre-conversion – Conversion – Post-Conversion His Work in You

28 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Pre-Conversion John 16:8 And when he [the Spirit] is come, he will reprove [convict] the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

29 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Conversion Turn to John 3:1-8

30 John 3:1–8 (AV) 1 There was a man of the Pharisees, named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews: 2 The same came to Jesus by night, and said unto him, Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God: for no man can do these miracles that thou doest, except God be with him. 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. 4 Nicodemus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born? 5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. 8 The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the Spirit.

31 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Conversion 1 Corinthians 12:3 Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost.

32 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Mark 1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

33 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS First School of Thought R.A. Torrey is a leading proponent of the idea that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a post-conversion experience separate from being born-again as seen in Acts 2.

34 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Second School of Thought The second school of thought believes that the baptism of the Holy Spirit occurs simultaneously with the new birth. In this view, the baptism includes all that occurs at the moment of salvation with the Holy Spirit.

35 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Mark 1:8 I indeed have baptized you with water: but he [Jesus] shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

36 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Jesus Promised John 14:16 And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;

37 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Paul Tells Us Ephesians 1:13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

38 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Question: What does it mean to be sealed with the Spirit?

39 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Immersed in the Body 1 Corinthians 12:13 For by one [Holy] Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit. See the Unity!

40 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS Spiritual Bath Spiritual Bath Titus 3:5 by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;

41 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS The Believer Is Made Alive by the Spirit Indwelt by the Spirit Cleansed by the Spirit Immersed in the Body of Christ by the Spirit Given spiritual gifts by the Spirit Sealed by the Spirit

42 P ASTOR S EAN H ARRIS The Filling of the Spirit Ephesians 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;


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