by Stan Coffey

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The Baptism Of The Holy Spirit (2 Of 8)
Series: What Every Christian Should Know About the Holy Spirit
Dr. Stan Coffey

INTRODUCTION: The baptism of the Holy Spirit is a subject on which there are many different opinions. One of the most common among Christian people is that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is an experience which is subsequent to salvation, that it is an experience to be sought for, prayed for, tarried for and that the evidence of having received the baptism of the Holy Spirit is speaking in another language or speaking in tongues. Some people refer to this experience as a second work of grace and some refer to it as the second blessing. They mean by second blessing that there is something additional to and something added to the doctrine of salvation. Those who teach this doctrine say that you do not receive everything you need to receive at salvation. Basically, they say that you receive Christ as your personal savior at one point in time and sometime after that there is a second work of grace and in that experience you receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit. This doctrine has been largely taught by Pentecostal groups and really began around the turn of the century in the early 1900's. In our lesson today we will attempt to see what the Bible actually says about the baptism of the Holy Spirit. In doing so we will come to grips with Biblical terminology concerning the baptism of the Spirit.

Note: The phrase "the baptism of the Holy Spirit" is no where to be found in the entire Bible. The correct phrase is "the baptism by the Holy Spirit", or "the baptism with the Holy Spirit." There are seven verses that deal with the subject of the baptism by the Holy Spirit. The first five of these are prophetical in nature, one is historical in nature and one is doctrinal in nature
A. Prophetic scriptures dealing with the baptism by the Holy Spirit
1. John the Baptist predicts the baptism with the Holy Sp ...

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