Do Christians get the Holy Spirit when Baptized?

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Many Church of Christ members wrongfully think that Christians get the Holy Spirit when they are baptized (by looking at some verse in Acts where people are asked if they have received the HS since they believed), not when we believe, because they fail to recognize that the book of Acts is a transitionary book going from one testament and one covenant to another. In other words there were people who believed in Christ as savior before Acts. Those people were asked if they received the Holy Spirit since they believed because the HS was not given or available to them when they first believed. They still needed to receive the HS but now it is given when we believe. There simply are not two classes of believers, those with and without the HS. Now if one does not have the HS he is not saved.

Rom 8:9-11 But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his. and if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your mortal bodies by his Spirit that dwelleth in you.

1Co 12:13 For by one 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

Eph 5:18 And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Joh 14:17 Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.

1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in You?

1Co 6:19 What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?

1Jn 4:4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

About Damon Whitsell

Hello, my name is Damon. I have been studying Christian Cults since 1985 and doing Cult Apologetics online since 1998 because I grew up with Mormons, Oneness Pentecostals and Bible Missionaries in my family. All three of these groups (or Cults) think they are the One True Church and the Only True Christians and to be Saved you must join their Church. So as a result I started studying the Bible for myself to try to determine which of these groups had the truth. After much praying, reading and studying I decided the Mormon, Oneness Pentecostal and Bible Missionarie churches are not real Christian Churches at all, rather they are Christian Cults because they do not line up with what the bible really teaches about Salvation and they are not in agreement with other Essential Christian Doctrines. I found that according to what the Word of God teaches, and Historic/Orthodox Christian Teaching, Salvation cannot be earned by any form of human works or efforts I found that Salvation is ALL by the Grace and Work of God and that Salvation and Eternal Life are a Free Gift from God (Ephesians 2:8, Romans 6:23, John 3:16) to all who will Trust in Jesus Christ and the atoning sacrifice He made for us by dying on the Cross for the sins of the world (1 John 2:2). The Word of God is clear and plainly says “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved” (Acts 16:31). Because I know what it is like to be targeted by Cult Groups and to suffer from the spirtual confusion and frustration brought on by their false teachings, I have endeavored to help others find True Eternal Life in Jesus Christ and to break free from the clutches of, and to be healed from the damage done by, Cult Groups who claim to be the One True Church. So it is my hope and prayer that the Lord will use my Websites to help those that need help and that some who use my websites will be helped by them to find the Free Gift of God’s Salvation, that is only found in His only begotten son Jesus Christ.

Posted on September 3, 2015, in Holy Spirit and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Yep, people in the New Testament received the Holy Spirit before,during,or after baptism. They were all saved by faith prior baptism. I have met a lot of baptized pagans in the COC. They boasted that their water baptism saved them and not faith in Christ.They said that since they had Jesus,they did not need the Holy Spirit.

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  2. Hi gain Gary, TY for commenting again. I agree with you. Did you know that baptismal regeneration was the cause of the Roman Catholic Church killing millions of anabaptist and the doctrine has it’s root in pagan Babylon.

    Here are a couple of articles I have not posted over to this blog yet. The first one talks about it and the second one talks about CoC’ers and the Holy Spirit. TY again for visiting. I will be at this for the long haul so feel free to follow by email if you like.

    INFANT BAPTISM AND BAPTISMAL REGENERATION EXPOSED! Their PAGAN Origin and Deadly History
    https://how2becomeachristian.wordpress.com/2008/11/11/infant-baptism-and-baptismal-regeneration-exposed-its-history-and-harm/

    PUTTING GOD IN A BOX , the result of the personification of the bible as the Holy Spirit. By Damon Whitsell
    https://how2becomeachristian.wordpress.com/2008/08/26/putting-god-in-a-box-the-result-of-the-personification-of-the-bible-as-the-holy-spirit-by-damon-whitsell/

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