The baptism with the Holy Spirit (Romans 6:3)

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Romans 6:3-6
(3) Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?
(4) Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.
(5) For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection,
(6) knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin.

All who have undergone being "baptized into Christ Jesus" (v. 3) are able to "walk in newness of life" (v. 4)

To "walk in newness of life" corresponds with serving in newness of the Spirit (7:6)
Romans 7:6
But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.

Since Cornelius and the other Gentiles with him were already given the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:44-45) means they were serving/worshiping God in newness of the Spirit.
Acts 10:46
For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God.

Thus, before their water baptism they were already members of the circumcision (i.e., Christians) in that they worshiped in the Spirit.
Philippians 3:3
for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh.


Furthermore, a person is no longer "a slave to sin" (Romans 6:6) when the spirit of slavery (Romans 8:15) is cancelled. This takes place when they have received the Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15)
Romans 8:15
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

Acts 10:47-48
(47) “Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?”
(48) And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.

Cornelius and the other Gentiles with him received the Holy Spirit in Acts 10:47, which proves they no longer possessed the spirit of slavery and were not slaves to sin before their water baptism. When these Gentiles received the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:47) means the same thing as them being baptized with the Holy Spirit (Acts 11:16).

Thus, Romans 6:3 refers to being baptized with the Holy Spirit.
 
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Romans 6:3-6
(3) Or do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus have been baptized into His death?
(4) Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.

Baptized into death and being raised are not the same thing are they?

(5) For if we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we shall also be in the likeness of His resurrection,
(6) knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, in order that our body of sin might be done away with, so that we would no longer be slaves to sin.

All who have undergone being "baptized into Christ Jesus" (v. 3) are able to "walk in newness of life" (v. 4)

Those baptized into his death are then raised into his resurrection life.

Die - flesh
Raised - Spirit

To "walk in newness of life" corresponds with serving in newness of the Spirit (7:6)
Romans 7:6
But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter.

Since Cornelius and the other Gentiles with him were already given the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:44-45) means they were serving/worshiping God in newness of the Spirit.
Acts 10:46
For they were hearing them speaking with tongues and exalting God.

Thus, before their water baptism they were already members of the circumcision (i.e., Christians) in that they worshiped in the Spirit.
Philippians 3:3
for we are the true circumcision, who worship in the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus and put no confidence in the flesh.


Furthermore, a person is no longer "a slave to sin" (Romans 6:6) when the spirit of slavery (Romans 8:15) is cancelled. This takes place when they have received the Spirit of adoption (Romans 8:15)
Romans 8:15
For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, “Abba! Father!”

Acts 10:47-48
(47) “Surely no one can refuse the water for these to be baptized who have received the Holy Spirit just as we did, can he?”
(48) And he ordered them to be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ. Then they asked him to stay on for a few days.

Cornelius and the other Gentiles with him received the Holy Spirit in Acts 10:47, which proves they no longer possessed the spirit of slavery and were not slaves to sin before their water baptism. When these Gentiles received the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:47) means the same thing as them being baptized with the Holy Spirit (Acts 11:16).

Thus, Romans 6:3 refers to being baptized with the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit doesn't baptize us into death but unto life.
 
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