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Baptism of the Spirit
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Baptism of the Spirit
Baptism of the Spirit (βαπτίζω ἐν πνεύματι ἁγίῳ, baptizō en pneumati hagiō). Refers metaphorically to the reception of the Holy Spirit.
Baker Encyclopedia of the Bible
Baptism of the Spirit
Baptism of the Spirit. Phrase that came into prominence in modern times in the holiness movement of the 19th century. It was used by such teachers as W.E. Boardman and Asa Mahan to describe the “second blessing” of sanctification. Toward the end of the century, partly through the influence of R.A. Torrey
Tyndale Bible Dictionary
Baptism of the Spirit
BAPTISM OF THE SPIRIT* A popularly used phrase, which never occurs as such in the Bible. The NT always uses the verbal phrase “baptize [or baptized] in the Spirit.” That gives it a dynamic character that the noun phrase cannot fully convey.The phrase seems to have been coined by John the Baptist: “I
The Wycliffe Bible Encyclopedia
Baptism of the Spirit
BAPTISM OF THE SPIRIT. After the repeated announcements of John the Baptist concerning the baptism of the Holy Spirit (Mt 3:11; Mk 1:8; Lk 3:16; Jn 1:33), Christ solemnly stressed the promise of the Spirit’s coming (Acts 1:4–5). The two historical fulfillments mentioned in the NT occurred at Pentecost
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
‘baptism, in the Holy Spirit’
‘baptism, in the Holy Spirit’. A doctrine best known today in its *Pentecostal form. Pentecostals generally claim that the believer is empowered for Christian witness through a unique action of Christ (cf. Mark 1:8), distinct from conversion or sacramental *Baptism (‘water baptism’). They maintain that,
The New Unger’s Bible Dictionary
Baptism of the Spirit
BAPTISM OF THE SPIRIT. This momentous spiritual operation is set forth in the NT as the basis of all the believer’s positions and possessions “in Christ” (Eph. 1:3; Col. 2:10; 3:1–4; etc.). The operation is prophetic in the gospels (Matt. 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16–17; John 1:33–34, where Christ is the
Global Dictionary of Theology: A Resource for the Worldwide Church
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
BAPTISM IN THE HOLY SPIRITAlthough the term “baptism in the Holy Spirit” had already been employed by many mainstream churches (e.g., Roman Catholic, Lutheran, Reformed) before the emergence of the twentieth-century *Pentecostal/*charismatic movement, it was mostly popularized and promulgated by Pentecostals
The Thiselton Companion to Christian Theology
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
Baptism in the Holy SpiritBaptism in the Holy Spirit is decisively important in most Pentecostal and many Renewal Movement churches. The Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches of North America states: “We believe that the full gospel includes holiness of heart and life, healing for the body, and baptism
Pocket Dictionary of Liturgy & Worship
Baptism in the Holy Spirit
baptism in the Holy Spirit. In Pentecostal theology, the post-conversion special reception of, and empowerment by, the Holy Spirit. The empowerment is evidenced by the experience of the *charismata, in particular speaking in tongues (Acts 2:1–4; 10:44–46). Other important texts include Mark 1:8; Acts
Holman Illustrated Bible Dictionary
Baptism with/in the Holy Spirit
BAPTISM WITH/IN THE HOLY SPIRIT Phrase used in one form or another by John the Baptist, Jesus, Simon Peter, and Paul. John the Baptist proclaimed,” I baptize you with [Gk., en] water for repentance. But the One who is coming after me is more powerful than I; I am not worthy to take off His sandals. He
Key passages
Mt 3:11

I baptize you with water for repentance, but the one who comes after me is more powerful than I am, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Ac 1:5

For John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”

Ac 2:4

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages as the Spirit gave them ability to speak out.

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