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  • Willie on Acts 2:38
    I was baptized at 19, but i have a question that i have struggled with since, as i was in the pool getting ready to be baptized the Pastor said to the people watching lets all pray that the Lord will give rich the gift of speaking in tongues, I was shocked to hear him say that and when i came up from the water i was quite embarrassed because i didn't get the gift. My question is was i still baptized or must i get it again. I am a Christian and the lord has answered many prayers since that day, but i have often wondered
  • Leigh - in Reply on Acts 2:38

    Just stand on the scriptures, God will take care of the rest, He will honour Your stand on His Word.

    Acts 2:38 KJV

    [38] Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

    Find someone who will baptise you in the name of the Jesus Christ, if you haven't already.

    Then you will not be tossed about by every ones opinions.

    John 16:13 KJV

    [13] Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

    He will guide you into all truth.

    1 John 2:27 KJV

    [27] But the anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.

    ye need not that any man teach you

    There you go Willie, that's God's Word.

    Stand on it, He promised it. Praise the Lord.

    Faith leads to obedience.

    John 15:7 KJV

    [7] If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.

    You want Him to settle this doubt, ask Him and believe Him when He said - it shall be done unto you.

    Matthew 24:35 KJV

    [35] Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

    God bless you
  • Mishael to Willie - in Reply on Acts 2:38
    Sometimes you need to read a lot of scripture About the Holy Spirit to be CERTAIN about who He is and what He is all about. He is not a tongue.

    If you are nervous about who the Holy Spirit is... He already knows you are. He'll wait till you search the scriptures to be settled in your mind, that He is the 3rd person of the Godhead; He is the Spirit of Christ Jesus. Jesus went to the Cross partly so we all who believe on Jesus can receive the Holy Spirit without fears. Knowledge is strength.

    If your Bible has a dictionary OR a concordance; look up all those scriptures.

    When you ARE SURE you want the Holy Spirit ?? Then hold up your hands and say this out loud: " Holy Spirit I trust you and I want everything that you want me to have". I receive it now by faith. Thank you Jesus!!

    Amen! Praise God! So Be It! Hallelujah!
  • Jesse - in Reply on Acts 2:38

    The only gift that is promised to those who receive Christ is the gift of the Holy Spirit. He gives us His Spirit. No other gift is promised to us. You had nothing to be embarrassed about. There are some who teach that speaking in tongues is evidence that you have the Holy Spirit. Some will also say that your inability to speak in tongues is because of your "lack of faith." There's a theological term for that. It's called Baloney! There is no such thing as a person who has been born of God's Spirit lacking faith. I have never spoken in tongues but I have no doubt that God's Spirit is working in my life. The tongues that are being taught in the church today are not the tongues of the bible. As far as getting re-baptized (Water), there is nothing saying you can't do that. Water baptism is an outward testimony of an inward change. In other words, you are giving a public testimony that you have received Christ and you are identifying yourself with His death, burial, and resurrection. Water baptism is a physical human expression. Jesus baptizes people with His Spirit. That is the baptism that saves you!
  • Pam - in Reply on Acts 2:38
    According to Acts 2:38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. Repent-----You got to be sorry for all the sins you have committed (knowingly and unknowingly and those sins you are just plain ignorant of. Be baptized-----(In water) the submerging of the entire body. Ye (You shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost) ----The evidence of speaking in tongues (the language that only GOD, HIMSELF will give unto you. If a person has been baptized and the Speaking in tongues has not come immediately then the person must continue to pray then-surely GOD will place the language into your mouth. Thank GOD for placing His Holy Spirit in me. This Language is not of myself because I cannot do it by myself. When GOD places HIS Spirit (The Holy Ghost into a person, they will know that there is An Almighty GOD that lives within HIS people. This Gift is not of man and it cannot be measured by man and his limited (small amount of knowledge but it is from above) The GOD that sits in the Highest Heaven and rules the entire earth in which HE, HIMSELF GOD made. Please, GOD, help the readers of these words seek for the forgiveness of their sins, be baptized in the Name of Jesus Christ so that they can experience the Gift of GOD. LORD, we need YOU, the entire world needs YOU, LORD, Trouble on every side, we need YOU, The storms of life is ragging, YOU, DEAR GOD is our hope. YOU, FATHER GOD is sturring the world like the eagle stirs his nest, we are helpless with You, JESUS.
  • Willie - in Reply on Acts 2:38
    Thank you all so very much
  • VICTORIA FONSECA - in Reply on Acts 2:38
    In Acts 2:38 was that for the Jews only or for both Jews and Gentiles? and if for both can I get scripture to back it up, I believe it was for all both Jews and Gentiles, but someone told me that we have to separate Israel and the church
  • Willie - in Reply on Acts 2:38
    Dear Victoria

    Read Acts chapter 10 tells how Peter went to Cornelius, you can go right to verse 45 and the Jews were astonished that the gentiles received the Holy Spirit. Never doubt Jesus love for all who call on him.


  • VICTORIA FONSECA - in Reply on Acts 2:38
    Thank you Willie, that is what I thought and that is what I tried to tell this other person but they kept telling me that when peter told the people to repent and be baptize it was directed to the Israel and the gentiles only had to believe through grace but didn't have to repent and that gave me a red flag! I told her it was a command even though baptism doesn't save but it is symbolic symbol of of our new birth in Jesus in the death , burial and Resurrection to the world, and that God calls all to repent


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