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Does the Holy Spirit Speak?

One of the things that separate true Christianity from other religions is the way in which we profess that God works in our lives. According to the Bible, the true Christian is given a special brand of help for their life. This help is called the Holy Spirit and it is the awesome power and influence of God working in our lives to help us to not only cope with a world that we are in but not of, but it is there to help us become Christ-like from the inside out. So, how does the Holy Spirit work? Does it really guide us? Stay with us as we look into this mighty power of God to try and grasp just how significant its influence is in our lives.

What Makes Baptism Necessary?

Baptism is a key part of Christianity. All Christians believe that this ceremony is an important part of an individual’s experience. The difficulty comes in understanding what part of the experience baptism belongs to and what exactly baptism means. Every denomination of Christianity has their understanding of the subject and many of these understandings are contradictory. Stay with us as we look into this difficult and important subject to try and find out what it all means and what makes baptism necessary.

What is the Baptism of the Spirit?

For Christians, the act of water baptism is an important part of our faith. For some it is a symbol, for others it is an act of cleansing. That’s water baptism – but what about the baptism of the spirit? Is it the same thing or is it totally different? What about baptism in fire – who does this apply to? This program we look into this teaching of a baptism in the spirit – what it means and who is part of it. Stay with us as we look to figure out what the Bible says is the baptism of the spirit?

Does God Predetermine Who Gets Baptized?

Baptism.  It is a sacred Christian symbol.  Its meaning will vary depending on one's denomination, but in all cases it holds a very sacred place in the lives of believers.  There are many questions that can be raised regarding this symbol.  Who should be baptized?  Is it necessary for salvation?  Is baptism merely a symbol or more than that?  Now, built upon the base of baptism, is another question:  Does God know or predestinate who will be His chosen ones?  If so, then why baptize?  Might we be baptizing the wrong people - people who actually have not been chosen and therefore giving them false hope?  On this podcast we look at baptism in the context of predestination.