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What DO we believe? Lesson 7 (page 2)
NEW BIRTH

Paul tells us that the last Adam, (referring to Jesus), was made a quickening spirit. The word quickening means to give or restore life to. This is what happens when we receive the Holy Ghost, our life is restored to us.

RESTORED TO LIFE (REBORN) BORN AGAIN.

IS THE HOLY GHOST NECESSARY IF YOU BELIEVE?

HOW DO YOU KNOW WHEN YOU BELIEVE?

Mark 16:17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;

JESUS SAID AS THE SCRIPTURE HATH SAID!

John 7:38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.

WHAT WAS JESUS TALKING ABOUT AS THE SCRIPTURE HATH SAID?

John 7:39 (But this spake he of the Spirit, which they that believe on him should receive: for the Holy Ghost was not yet given; because that Jesus was not yet glorified.)

AFTER JESUS MADE THIS STATEMENT DEATH ---BURIAL---RESURECTION--JOHN THE REVELATOR SAW JESUS SITTING ON THE THRONEEXAMPLE OF BELIEVERS NEEDING THE HOLY GHOST & BAPTISM IN JESUS NAME

Acts 19:1-6 And it came to pass, that, while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul having passed through the upper coasts came to Ephesus: and finding certain disciples, (2) He said unto them, Have ye received the Holy Ghost since ye believed? And they said unto him, We have not so much as heard whether there be any Holy Ghost. (3) And he said unto them, Unto what then were ye baptized? And they said, Unto John's baptism. (4) Then said Paul, John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus. (5) When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. (6) And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Ghost came on them; and they spake with tongues, and prophesied.

JOHN'S DISCIPLES BELIEVED, BUT THEY HAD TO OBEY THE PLAN OF SALVATION "AS THE SCRIPTURE HATH SAID." REMEMBER JESUS ALSO SAID, "THESE SIGNS SHALL FOLLOW THEM THAT BELIEVE."

IS THE HOLY GHOST ESSENTIAL IF YOU HAVE BEEN PROPERLY BAPTIZED?

YES, JESUS SAID, "WATER AND SPIRIT."

Acts 8:14-17 Now when the apostles which were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent unto them Peter and John: (15) Who, when they were come down, prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Ghost: (16) (For as yet he was fallen upon none of them: only they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.) (17) Then laid they their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

IS BAPTISM NECESSARY IF YOU HAVE ALREADY RECEIVED THE HOLY GHOST?

YES, JESUS SAID, "WATER AND SPIRIT."


Acts 10:44-48 (44) While Peter yet spake these words, the Holy Ghost fell on all them which heard the word. (45) And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. (46) For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God. Then answered Peter, (47) Can any man forbid water, that these should not be baptized, which have received the Holy Ghost as well as we? (48) And he commanded them to be baptized in the name of the Lord. Then prayed they him to tarry certain days.