By Raymond Goodlett, Crosswalk.com
We see in 1 Corinthians 12:13 that baptism of the Holy Spirit is a common and initial experience of all Christians who are entering the body of Christ. However, we see later in chapter 12 that not all who have this experience speak in tongues. Reading through the Bible in context helps us understand this question better.
You'll find that, especially in Acts 1, and when we see the day of Pentecost in Acts 2, it's very clear that Jesus says you'll be baptized with the Holy Spirit in a few days. He says that in chapter one, and then in chapter two, we see the Holy Spirit coming. The tongues of fire coming out and resting upon them. It would be right to understand what happened on the day of Pentecost as the baptism with the Holy Spirit.
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