One God. Conclusion Eph 4:3 Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Eph 4:4 There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling;
Eph 4:5 One Lord, one faith, one baptism,
Eph 4:6 One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
One Baptism. We see that we are in the hands of God, weather be saint or sinner. We see that Gods power and will, cannot be contained nor directed by the whims of man.
Baptism; The application of water to a person, as a sacrament or religious ceremony, by which he is initiated into the visible church of Christ. This is usually performed by sprinkling or immersion. The Baptist doctrine follows the Scripture which denotes full immersion in water. This is symbolic of Dieing out to sin and being regenerated to a new body or creature.
ISBE; The new heart is wrought by the Holy Spirit. Reconciliation with the Father is wrought on the basis of the work of the Son, who has manifested the Father’s love in His life and death for sin. This baptism is a commandment from God thru Jesus. There are two that separates the Christian from any other religion. The Baptism of water and the Baptism of Fire, which are both mentioned in Scripture. The Baptism of the Holy Ghost normally appears at the time of Salvation and the Baptism of Water. In 1John 5:7, we see that the Father Son and Holy ghost are all the Same Deity, for believing in one requires the belief in all. This grand point is the crucial separation from all other false religions. 1John 5:7, For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. Acts 19:2 He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. Responsibility of introducing the Holy Ghost to the newly saved rest upon the minister of the Gospel. We see that this mistake was made in Acts 19:2. In Acts 19:6, we see another receptive act of the laying on of hands.
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied. There is only one baptism, weather it be the Baptism of Water, The Baptism of the Holy Ghost and last the Baptism of Fire.
Mat 3:11 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:
These next two interpretations of the meaning of “Fire”, are the two that I mostly agree with these come from the works of Barnes and Clark; Lets read a little. “Some have supposed that John refers to the afflictions and persecutions with which men would be tried under the Gospel”(end.) This is very well put, in these days of hatred and war, Christianity has been the target of many a spiritual and physical attack. In the end, we will need to be stronger than we are at the present, just to be able to hold on to our Faith. So the Baptism of Fire is needful to many, especially the Ministers.
That the influences of the Spirit of God are here designed, needs but little proof. Christ’s religion was to be a spiritual religion, and was to have its seat in the heart. Outward precepts, however well they might describe, could not produce inward spirituality.(end.)
Christ’s religion is a, Spiritual Religion.
This religion that Jesus brought to earth was a spiritual religion, not of this earth, nor did or does it, have any root upon the earth. Many religions today are set upon and also based upon, a religious kingdom on earth, this is not a spiritual religion. There are no religions that even compare to the Bible.
John 18:36 Jesus answered, My kingdom is not of this world: if my kingdom were of this world, then would my servants fight, that I should not be delivered to the Jews: but now is my kingdom not from hence. End. ars.
Mat 3:11 -
baptize: Mat_3:6; Mar_1:4, Mar_1:8; Luk_3:3, Luk_3:16; Joh_1:26, Joh_1:33; Act_1:5, Act_11:16, Act_13:24, Act_19:4
but: Luk_1:17; Joh_1:15, Joh_1:26, Joh_1:27, Joh_1:30,Joh_1:34, Joh_3:23-36
whose: Mar_1:7; Luk_7:6, Luk_7:7; Act_13:25; Eph_3:8; 1Pe_5:5
he shall: Isa_4:4, Isa_44:3, Isa_59:20,Isa_59:21; Zec_13:9; Mal_3:2-4; Mar_1:8; Luk_3:16; Joh_1:33; Act_1:5, Act_2:2-4, Act_11:15, Act_11:16; 1Co_12:13; Gal_3:27, Gal_3:28Joh 18:36 -
My kingdom is: Joh_6:15, Joh_8:15; Psa_45:3-7; Isa_9:6, Isa_9:7; Dan_2:44, Dan_7:14; Zec_9:9; Luk_12:14; Luk_17:20,Luk_17:21; Rom_14:17; Col_1:12-14