I just wanted to know what other believers in Christ understood of the Holy Ghost and his work in the church today. The Bible is very clear that debate, backbiting, and being quarrelsome are all works of the flesh. Those who commit these sins shall not inherit the kingdom of God. So I would ask for a civil conversation in this thread at least.
Concerning the literal vs the symbolic. Let us take the Bible at face value here. In Eph we are told that we, as believers in Christ, are apart of his body, to the very point where we are sitting in heavenly places with Christ Jesus. This is a very important doctrine to understand here.
When a sinner looks at you(provided you are a Christian)he must not see anything less than very God in the flesh. No man can see God. So as Christians we show men God. We are seated with Christ on his throne. When men see Christ in us and us in Christ they will be forced to make a choice. To follow after you(in doing so they will follow Christ, as Paul said "Follow me as I follow Christ")or to follow after Satan and his way is to hell.
This is what matters most. And if you miss that in your arguing over pouring or immersion you will miss the whole point of salvation and Holy Ghost baptism altogether.