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Scriptural Passage: 1st Corinthians 12:13, NKJV. “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.” Supporting Scripture: Galatians 3:26-29.

Paul’s teaching herein; equal access by into the promises of God to Abraham, by all believers.

The Church, the spiritual body of Christ, is formed as believers are immersed by Christ with the Holy Spirit.  Christ is the baptizer who immerses each believer with the Holy Spirit into unity with the Spirit, into unity with other believers. All who come to Christ are made to drink into one Spirit: The Spirit not only surrounds us; He also dwells within each of us.

Paul is not writing of water baptism. That outward sign, depicts the believer’s union with Christ in His death and Resurrection.

Paul’s point is, to emphasize the unity of believers, i.e. all believers are of one body.

  • The church is composed of many types of people from numerous backgrounds with a multitude of gifts and abilities.


  • It’s easy for these differences to divide people, as was the case in Corinth.  But despite the differences, ALL BELIEVERS have one thing in common – FAITH IN CHRIST JESUS.


  • On this essential truth, the CHURCH finds UNITY.


  • All believers are BAPTIZED by one HOLY SPIRIT into one body of believers, the church.


  • We do not lose our individual identities, but we have an overriding oneness in Christ.


  • When we become a Christian, the Holy Spirit takes up residence in us, indwelling us, and we are born into the family of God.


  • “We ALL share the same Spirit” means that each of us has received the same Holy Spirit.


  • As members of God’s family, we may have different interests and gifts, but we are united by the Spirit into one spiritual body.


  • Remember, once Saved and once Baptized, there is no such thing as a second blessing.  Christ’s salvation provision is perfect, and He calls only for obedience and trust in what has already been given. 


Supporting Scripture: Hebrews 10:14, NKJV. “For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified.” Understand, the “one offering” refers to Christ Jesus dying on the Cross. “Sanctified,” as applied here, sanctification refers to the gradual process by which believers are being made more and more perfect for the eternal life of the Kingdom of God.

Baptism and church famiy


After looking in your mirror, and wondering, is there something about me that I could change?  It’s difficult to “teach an old dog new tricks.” It is difficult to change one’s self on the outside, it’s even more difficult to change one’s inner self. Let me share God’s Word with you, Romans 12:2 “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.”  We are in this world but do not have to be of this world, thus we walk spiritually with God. The title of this article intends to project the image that a person who receives, by God’s gift of grace, His salvation and baptism of the Holy Spirit, that he / she becomes a new person and it reflects that in such a powerful way that it demonstrates to others that Jesus Christ is reflected in and through them.

Our Creator God gave mankind a conscience, thus we have a conscious awareness of when we’re overstepping the limits of His Law (transgressing) thus falling away from Him and into sin. He promises to make a people reflective of His glory through their willing desire to turn their hearts to Him.

These that receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior give witness (testimony) to the promise of God’s gracious faithfulness to eliminate their transgressions and to do a course change to a direction of seeking Him. God begins the process of molding those, who humble themselves, into His own image. That said. The believer knows well “All things are working together for good to those who love Him and are called according to His purpose.”

Jesus, The Christ, the anointed One, died on the Cross, was buried, arose from the dead, alive and never to die again, walked among man for some 50 days, and then arose to His Father, God where He sits at His right hand today. Jesus has sent the Holy Spirit of God to indwell the believer and that’s what happens at Baptism. That seals the promise of God; the Holy Spirit guides our conscience in avoidance of future transgression; and the believer is motivated to be as light onto the Lord in this darkened world.

That said. When one is baptized, it’s making a public statement (confession) of a “willingness to die to our own desires and desire to be raised to become disciples (students; learners) of Jesus, God’s only begotten Son. It is promised, in Scripture, that those who walk in His Spirit will not fulfill the lust of the flesh as they are the true children of God. Jesus said very clearly, “His family are those who do the will of His Father in heaven.” Many, whom have chosen to turn from Him will someday call upon Him, Lord! – to which He must respond, “I never knew you!” It is for this reason that we beg people not to be the one who chooses to ignore god’s desire to save them, to eternal life in His Kingdom.

Scripture says, “God will silence all man’s deeds, and religious arguments, and therein make salvation by grace as a gift no man can brag about.”  Trust God, not those who define His salvation in their own way, or on their own terms.  In that, we are grateful for the gift of being that light of Christ to the world.


Scriptural passages used in preparation of this article: Romans 12:2; Psalm 34:18; Isaiah 57:15; Ezekiel 36:25-27; Hebrews 8:10-12; Romans 3:6-8; Romans 8:28-29; Ephesians 1:13; John 16:7-11; Philippians 2:15; Romans 6:6; 1st John 2:6; Romans 8:14; Matthew 12:46-50 and 1st Timothy 2:4.        

Baptism Reflects Salvation



When Jesus first came into the world, He came to save the world from sin.

Scriptural Passages: John 3:3, Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.” And, John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, the whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”


John 3:3. Comment: “Born again”- The Greek word translated “again” can mean either “from above” or “anew.”  So, what’s this about? This new birth, or regeneration (See Scriptural passage: Titus 3:5), is the act by which God imparts spiritual life to the person (mankind) who trusts in Jesus Christ, His only begotten Son. You see, without this spiritual birth, a person cannot perceive spiritual things (1 Corinthians 2:10 and 2:13-16), nor can the person enter the Kingdom of God.

John 3:16-17. Comment: “God so loved the world:” God’s love is not restricted to any single nation or to any spiritual elite. “World” here may very well include all of Creation (Romans 8:19-22; Colossians 1:20) Verse 17: At His first coming, Jesus came so that “the world through Him might be saved.” When Jesus comes again, He will come in judgment upon those who refuse His offer of Salvation.


God is always in the season of gift giving; and there’s a gift waiting for those who’ve not yet claimed theirs. This gift is better than any earthly gift you could ever receive. This gift is, one – of God’s Grace offered to you through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ, and it’s available to ALL people.

If you choose to accept this gift, you will find its God’s promise of eternal life, beginning today.


When your Creator offers you such a wonderful gift, such as eternal life with Him, why wouldn’t a person accept it immediately?


A Jewish religious leader (Nicodemus) asked Jesus, “How am I going to be born again, into eternal life?”

  1. God promised it.

  2. Our bodies are made of flesh, a soul, and a spirit.

  3. When our earthly body (the flesh) passes-on, the soul and spirit go on to eternal life with God – IF you have accepted His Promised Gift.

  4. You cannot buy eternal life; it’s only received as a free gift from God.

  5. Jesus tells us in the Scriptures, “My Father has prepared a place for you in Heaven, a place of many mansions; a place of peace, no pain, no discomfort, no fear of anything, a place of beauty and safety.”


All you have to do to accept this gift of God is to accept Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, believing He is the Son of God. Then, ask Him for forgiveness of all your sins, past and present and He will wash them away. He promises to forgive them and forget them.

Then you repent (turn away) from future temptations of evil thoughts, words and deeds.


If you would like to receive this free gift of eternal life, all you have to do is what you just read.


This is a free gift from God the Father through Jesus Christ.

There is no offering or donation, you just accept it. You cannot earn it by works or good deeds.

You see, it’s a gift by Grace.  Grace means: God is giving something of which we are really not deserving of.


Jesus will Come again indeed so I urge you to accept this Gift of God - before His Return.

Born Again - Gift of God
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