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Class 5: Risen To Eternal Life


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Part 6: Baptism: demonstrates the Spirit's work

(This is part 6 of 9 parts in this class)


Water baptism visibly demonstrates exactly what took place inwardly by the Holy Spirit's baptism when you were born again. Under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit Paul tells us,

You must be well aware that all of us who have been baptized into union with Christ have by that baptism been united with Him in His death. Through this baptism, which united us with Him in His death, we were buried with Him, so that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too should live a completely new kind of life. If we have been so united with Him that we died a death like His, we shall also be so united with Him that we shall experience a resurrection life like His.

Roman 6:3-5 - Barclay's translation


So you see how water baptism demonstrates the Spirit's work (the work the Spirit performed) at the time you received your new life - a resurrection life like His. By the Holy Spirit, you were placed or immersed into His death so that you could then, by the same Holy Spirit, be raised up with Jesus to walk in newness of resurrection life.


This, that I've just described above, is the baptism of the Holy Spirit by which the Spirit baptises you into the Body of Christ (the church).

For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body.

1 Corinthians 12:13 - KJV