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Baptism of Holy Ghost must come first to be saved

In Dr. Allen’s article that appeared in the paper I can agree with what he wrote with one exception, which changes the scriptures completely.

His quotes of the scripture are correct, however in baptism he has missed one very important thing, and it is in all four gospels in Matt 3:11, in Mark1:8, in Luke 3:16, and in John 1:33.

John the baptist tells us “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.”

There are two baptisms and if you don’t have the baptism of the Holy Ghost first then you aren’t saved, the water will do nothing for you.

This letter isn’t intended to hurt anyone, but to clarify just what the scripture says. After you are baptized in the Holy Ghost, then and only then are you a candidate to be baptized in water. When you are saved you request to be

baptized in water, and it’s this baptism that makes you a church member.

In Acts 2:38 “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall recieve the gift of the Holy Ghost.” This baptism isn’t water, it’s the baptism of the Holy Ghost.

In Acts 2:41 this is where the water is applied as you are baptized into the church.

Please note if water baptism saves, then none of the old testiment people were saved as none were baptized. Also, then you are calling Jesus Christ a liar as he told the thief on the cross, “today you will be with me in paradise.”

My bible tells me that God is no respector of persons and what he will do for one the same will he do for all.

Also Jesus tells us himself in Matt 28:19 “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.”

This is the water baptism that will put you into a church.

HOMER CAMPBELL

Ironton