[House Church Talk] Baptising with water

R.L. Johnson rjohnson at wise.k12.va.us
Wed Jan 28 09:47:51 EST 2004

Acts 8:36 - And as they went on their way, they came unto a certain water:
and the eunuch said, See, here is water; what doth hinder me to be baptized?

 Acts 8:38 - And he commanded the chariot to stand still: and they went down
both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch; and he baptized him.

 Acts 8:39 - And when they were come up out of the water, the Spirit of the
Lord caught away Philip, that the eunuch saw him no more: and he went on his
way rejoicing.

It seems to me the water and the Spirit of the Lord are two different
things.  This is not to say the eunuch was not baptized in the Spirit.
However, it does show an example of water being the medium used to Baptize.


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Remember that baptizo means 'immerse' and doesn't necessarily mean in a
substance you can feel with youir hands and see with your eyes. You can be
immersed in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, which would mean
(in the context and time it was written) that you would live your life
fully as those names commanded.

John CLEARLY says that Jesus baptizes with fire and the Holy Spirit. I
doubt any of us will enter an oven, but fire has a special meaning: think
of the chicken with bird fly being burned, and incinerators at hospitals
which burn all things used in surgery: THEY ELIMINATE ALL DIRTY THINGS!
Fire is the only thing that can leave you completely cleann, water is
often dirty itself. And the Holy Spirit comes to us through Christ, as the
Comforter while we do not have Jesus Himself here... yet.



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