Apostles' Doctrine

Baptism into Christ

Baptism into Christ

To be baptized ‘into Jesus’ is the same as being baptized into one Body of Christ.  This is a spiritual operation that enables believers to become identifiable parts of the mystical Body of Christ and of each other as His blood-bought Church.

“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ.” (Gal 3:27)

“Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death?” (Rom 6:3)

 “For as the body is one and has many members, but all the members of that one body, being many, are one body, so also is Christ. For by one Spirit we were all baptized into one body – whether Jews or Greeks, whether slaves or free – and have all been made to drink into one Spirit.” (1 Cor 12:12-13)

The gospel of grace of God, which is different from the gospel of the kingdom, releases the water of salvation. Those who accept the gospel message actually agree to drink the water of Life a spiritual operation that can only be actualized by faith towards God. Those who come to Jesus must do so in faith, by believing in the finished work of Christ on the Cross.

The evidence of faith in the heart of the seeker is the stamp of ownership that is sealed by the Holy Spirit.

In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise.” (Eph 1:13)

A seal signifies a proprietary right on a finished transaction, a form of legal ownership.  It also signifies security, as in commercial transactions where a Deed under Seal does not require proof of payment of consideration to enforce performance. 

You are not a follower of Jesus Christ unless you have the Seal of the Holy Spirit in your spiritman.


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