Paul told the Ephesians that there was just one baptism. So is it John the Baptist's water baptism that he was sent by God to perform or is it the holy Spirit baptism that John said that Jesus would perform.

Baptism is essential but you need to know what baptism it is that you need. Study these articles to understand why you need to be baptized by Jesus and to understand what happened to water baptism.


The New Birth CD Set

"You must be born again.", but when were the disciples born again? Speaking in tongues, baptism of the holy spirit and the New Birth. A 3 CD set, 3 hours of wonderful teaching Was it before they received the baptism of the holy spirit? What did Jesus have to do to make the new birth available? This reasoned discussion of the bible's revelation will answer these questions and remove the confusion. Learn how the spirit of antichrist has confused God's people on this fundamental issue. This 3 CD set available at cost price from our eBay storePurchase at cost on ebay. Knowing who is, and who is not born again is perhaps the most important understanding that you can gain.

Suggested Further Reading

Four fundamental truths of the faithSpiritual Light is the result of four visitations from the Lord over a period of 4 years. Starting with the 3rd commandment and then insight into Christ's sacrifice the book reveals desperately needed understanding that dispels the confusion about conversion, baptism, salvation and works.

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Other subjects from the topical index related to the New Birth.
Salvation & Conversion
The New Birth
Speaking in Tongues
The Holy Spirit

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Thought for the Evening


We have already seen that, after Moses, no one in Israel's history except John the Baptist was ever sent by God to ceremonially wash others. Moses washed Aaron and his sons as part of their ordination as God's priests -Lev. 8, 9). John washed whoever in Israel repented of their sins, and for the very same reason that Moses washed Aaron and his four sons! This is something that John himself could not have understood about his own work. What John was doing was part of a process whereby those he baptized would become priests to God, just as Aaron and his sons did.

John's baptism in water was a shadow of the baptism of the holy Ghost which Christ gives. It is by that holy Ghost baptism that we are made priests to God. John wrote in the first chapter of Revelation that through his own blood, Jesus "made of us a kingdom, priests to his God and Father" -Rev. 1:6). In other words, John was a "prophet like unto Moses" only because he was a prophet like unto Christ, the one who truly fulfilled Moses' words.

The reason Moses washed Aaron and his sons was to prepare them to be anointed to offer acceptable sacrifices to God. And as long as they obeyed His Law and kept themselves pure, the sacrifices they made were acceptable to God. The reason John the Baptist baptized people was to prepare them to be washed with the holy Ghost Jesus died for us to have, so that we might be able to make acceptable, spiritual sacrifices to God. And as long as we walk in the Spirit and keep ourselves pure, the sacrifices we offer to the Lord will be acceptable to our heavenly Father.