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Jesse's 1 Corinthians Chapter 12 comment on 6/21/2021, 8:31pm...

Victor,

The body of Christ consists of believers from many different churches. But the requirement is that they be born of God's Spirit.

1 Corinthians 12:13 says, for by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Gentiles, whether bond or free;

And again, the word baptize is the name of what God's Spirit does in a person's life when they are saved. It is a Spiritual baptism which water baptism symbolizes. But when God's Spirit comes into your life, it's a cleansing, and it's an identification.

When we baptize people in the water, it is because of their confession that they have experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit, and have identified in the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ. That is why we baptize the way we do in the water. Water baptism can't save anybody. It's just water. It's the baptism of the Spirit that saves, whether it's Jew or Gentile, bond or free.

Every person must experience the same baptism. And notice again that the emphasis is by one Spirit. And notice the second part: And have been all made to drink into one Spirit. So we're baptized, and that's when we're saved, and our fellowship with Him is that we drink. We drink of the living water. That's our walk in life with God. It says drink "into" one Spirit.

It's like saying everybody is drinking out of the same cup. Everybody is drinking from the same Spirit that satisfies the inner soul with living water.

 


Earl Bowman's 1 Corinthians Chapter 12 comment on 6/21/2021, 5:46pm...

Brother Victor, may CHRIST IN US grace us with HIS wisdom and HIS understanding.

There is ONLY one SPIRIT and that Spirit is GOD.

There is ONLY one Body (that PERFECT body that the Father gave His Son, that the SPIRIT (the Father lives in) and that BODY is CHRIST.

When we are born of the ONE SPIRIT then we become that ONE BODY (Father and Christ in us).

When we leave this body of flesh then we still are that ONE BODY; but now made PERFECT as Christ was perfect, when the Father gave him THE ONE BODY.

 


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