To be BAPTIZED by the HOLY SPIRIT is to be BORN OF GOD or BORN OF THE SPIRIT (John 3:3-8)!
“[WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH THAT JESUS IS THE CHRIST IS BORN OF GOD]: and every one that loveth him that begat loveth him also that is begotten of him” (1 John 5:1).
“Whosoever is [BORN OF GOD DOTH NOT COMMIT SIN]; for his seed remaineth in him: and he cannot sin, because he is born of God” (1 John 3:9).
BEWARE OF FALSE DOCTRINES preaching and teaching “water baptism”. Specifically, that unless a person is baptized in water they will not enter heaven.
John the Baptist was very clear when he spoke of JESUS saying: “[I INDEED BAPTIZE YOU WITH WATER UNTO REPENTANCE: BUT HE THAT COMETH AFTER ME IS MIGHTIER THAN I], whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: [HE SHALL BAPTIZE YOU WITH THE HOLY GHOST, AND WITH FIRE]:’” (Matthew 3:1-2, 11).
Let us also be reminded of the communication between Our Lord Jesus and Nicodemus about entering the Kingdom of God.
“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.
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?
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.
That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
[MARVEL NOT THAT I SAID UNTO THEE, YE MUST BE BORN AGAIN].
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]” (John 3:3-8).
“IN those days came John the Baptist, preaching in the wilderness of Judæa, And saying, ‘Repent ye: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
[I INDEED BAPTIZE YOU WITH WATER UNTO REPENTANCE: BUT HE THAT COMETH AFTER ME IS MIGHTIER THAN I], whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: [HE SHALL BAPTIZE YOU WITH THE HOLY GHOST, AND WITH FIRE]:’” (Matthew 3:1-2, 11).
“The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world.
This is he of whom I said, After me cometh a man which is preferred before me: for he was before me. And I knew him not: but that he should be made manifest to Israel, therefore am I come baptizing with water.
And John bare record, saying, I saw the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove, and it abode upon him.
And I knew him not: but he that sent me to baptize with water, the same said unto me, Upon whom thou shalt see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, [THE SAME IS HE WHICH BAPTIZETH WITH THE HOLY GHOST].
And I saw, and bare record that this is the Son of God” (John 1:29-34).
Jesus instructed his disciples before he left this earth said: “Go ye therefore, and [TEACH ALL NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM IN THE NAME OF THE FATHER, AND OF THE SON, AND OF THE HOLY GHOST]:” (Matthew 28:19).
Let us also be reminded of what the Apostle Paul said: “For I speak to you Gentiles, inasmuch as I am the apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine office” (Romans 8:13).
“For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel: not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of none effect. For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” (1 Corinthians 1:17-29).
Moreover, Peter and the disciples also then reiterated and emphasized to the Gentiles, “For it seemed good to the Holy Ghost, and to us, to lay upon you no greater burden than these necessary things; that ye abstain from meats offered to idols, and from blood, and from things strangled, and from fornication: from which if ye keep yourselves, ye shall do well. Fare ye well” (Acts 15:28–29).
“[FOR CHRIST IS THE END OF THE LAW FOR RIGHTEOUSNESS TO EVERY ONE THAT BELIEVETH]. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: [FOR THE SAME LORD OVER ALL IS RICH UNTO ALL THAT CALL UPON HIM]. For whosoever shall [CALL UPON THE NAME] of the Lord [SHALL BE SAVED] (Romans 10:4, 11-13).
“[FOR THE PREACHING OF THE CROSS] is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are [SAVED] it is the power of God. For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to [SAVE THEM THAT BELIEVE]” (1 Corinthians 1:19, 21).
“[JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TODAY, AND FOREVER]” (Hebrews 13:8).
“Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, [WORLD WITHOUT END]. Amen” (Ephesians 3:21).