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    Good afternoon

    Thank you!
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    The Spiritual Elephant in the Room

    The way I understand it is that because we are saved we are baptized by the Holy Spirit. The baptism of the Holy Spirit enables us to really have that born again experience. It's our proof to us that what the Bible said would happen did, in fact, happen. The Holy Spirit is our deposit, our...
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    The Spiritual Elephant in the Room

    I think rather the baptism of the Holy Spirit is something that God does in response to our faith in the gospel. Ephesians 1:13 13In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy...
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    The Spiritual Elephant in the Room

    You're saying that baptism is an essential component of salvation, Paul says in 1 Corinthians 1:14 that he thanks God he did not water baptize many people. Do you think Paul is thanking God that people didn't receive salvation? " 14I thank God that I baptized none of you, but Crispus and Gaius;"...
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    Good afternoon

    I just wanted to to swing by the new members forum and introduce myself. I'm a Christian and I enjoy discussing the Bible and praying. I hope we all learn a lot and grow in the faith together. Thank you for your time. Glory to God. At your service, Brother Runningman
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    What happens to unbelievers who take the lords supper in vain?

    In 1 Corinthians 11:17-34 it was believers in the church who were partaking of the Lord's supper in an unworthy manner.
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    The Spiritual Elephant in the Room

    According to 1 Corinthians 15:1-4, the gospel that saves decidedly does not include water baptism. If water baptism does save then Paul left it out of his letter which would make it the gospel that does not save, according to your OP. 1 Cor. 15:1-4 1Moreover, brethren, I declare unto you the...
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