In this episode of the Theopologetics Podcast I discuss “baptism in the Holy Spirit,” which Charismatics, Pentecostals and some others claim is a special empowering by the Holy Spirit manifested through spiritual gifts, and is separate and distinct from the saving indwelling of the Holy Spirit experienced by all genuine Christians.
- Knowledge MC, Baptized in Flames, from the The Book of Knowledge album, 2005
- Oaks Worship, Pour Your Spirit, from the Awaken Me album, 2009
- Pneumatology: the study of the Holy Spirit.
- Pentecostalism: a “renewal” movement within Christianity that places special emphasis on a direct personal experience of God through the “baptism in the Holy Spirit,” an event separate and distinct from the saving indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
- Charismatics: a larger group of professing Christians, including Pentecostals, who emphasize the availability to believers today of tongues and other miraculous manifestations of the Holy Spirit as seen in Acts.
- Gentile: a non-Jew, one not descended from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
- Godfearers: Gentiles who attached themselves in varying degrees to Judaism, engaged in Judaic religious ideas and practices.
- In support of a temporal “gap” and distinction between baptism in the Holy Spirit, experienced only by some, and indwelling of the Holy Spirit, experienced by all saved believers.
- In opposition to any limited scope for baptism in the Holy Spirit; it is for all believers in the expanding scope of God’s Kingdom
- Baptism in the Holy Spirit is for all Christians and marks one as a genuine believer
- Receiving the Holy Spirit is a promise that we are saved
- Also, since “baptism” sometimes refers to this baptism in the Holy Spirit, and not physical baptism in water…
- Apostles didn’t have Holy Spirit before Pentecost