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Introduction to Baptism

John says Jesus will baptize us with the Holy Spirit and fire. This type of Baptism involves the soul, and the body will feel it. You will experience the work of the Holy Spirit in Baptism connected with fire, which is like burning our soul for purification; the heat will be bearable; it is like you feel the heat, it is like you feel the heat of your body after a thorough exercise. It is an emotion that produces heat. Many claimed to experience this feeling during the Sunday divine service or mass, sometimes speaking in tongues, following this divine intervention, which is not acceptable to all Christian denominations, even if recorded in the Bible. Speaking of tongues usually follows, with the help of a witness, and the same witness will interpret the uttered language.

Baptism symbolizes our commitment to God; though it is not part of our Salvation, it helps our identity as thoroughly Christian. As a responsible Christian, turning from greediness, anger, and pride to love,  selflessness, forgiveness, and humbleness to serve the LORD will help us walk in righteousness and help us in Salvation. The Bible mentions working on our Salvation. After confession and repentance, our identity as responsible Christians is not by name but by how we represent our lives as a model of faithful Christian believers.  

The primary purpose is to build a great relationship among the faithful, as Paul said: “to have one Spirit, for in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body—Jews or Greeks, enslaved people or free—and all were made to drink of one Spirit,” 1Corinthians 12:13. With one LORD which is the Almighty Father, the giver of life which is less confusing when we focus and make contact with Him alone, one solid faith that no one can ever distract, one Baptism for the forgiveness of sin. Though Jesus, the Son of God, said he is the way, the truth, and the life to the Jews only. And later, Gentiles can adopt it as our way of acknowledging his work of redemption to all who believe. John 3:16

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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