yes, we've been thru it and you're still wrong.Skeeter piped...Quotebtw, you're way off on that indwelling of the Spirit thru water baptism.
Nope...but you don't understand that because you don't understand the New Covenant.
The indwelling Spirit is a covenant promise...
And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.
Which Peter reiterates here...
And Peter said to them, "Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Peters says to repent (because God will not forgive anyone who has not first repented of their past sinful lifestyle) and receive water baptism "for the forgiveness of your sins," NOT implying that baptism forgives sins, but that entering into Christ brings about forgiveness of one's sins. Why does Peter say this? Because water baptism is how God has ordained for us to enter into the New Covenant in Christ.
If you understood covenanting, you would also know that all of the gifts and promises of God were given ONLY to those who are in Christ...that means, that once a person enters into the New Covenant by water baptism, THEN they receive the indwelling Spirit...just as Peter says, "and you WILL (future tense) receive the gift of the Holy Spirit."
No one gets the Holy Spirit, according to Scripture, until they enter into the New Covenant, and if they cease to remain abiding in Christ, then they no longer have the Spirit dwelling within them. It is not I, skeeter, who doesn't know what I am talking about here.
where does Peter mention water baptism?
maybe you should post the verse that says it takes water baptism to enter the new covenant.
reading what you post about the covenant sure wouldn't cause me to want any part of it - if I didn't already know about it. I certainly wouldn't go by what you post (or otherwise write) about it (or anything).
We have been over this before, skeeter.
Peter didn't have to say "water" because that is what he meant and that is how his audience (except for you, apparently) understood him to mean. The word baptizo means submersion under water, and unless a metaphorical statement is qualified as being such (baptized in the Spirit), then it is not a metaphor.
Once again, if I tell you to drive to the store for milk...are you going to utilize the same kind of logic that you demonstrate here, by asking if I meant for you to drive the car?
And you wonder why I say some of the things that I do...
'if I tell you' - really? so, you bully people IRL too? (I had no doubt in that) you wouldn't last 10 minutes around me talking like that.
you think you're justified in being nasty to people because they don't agree with you - and have the nerve to tell you that?
again, do you have a verse where Jesus or the Apostles teach that?
I think you need to make sure that you are awake before posting, skeeter...because you missed what was going on and then come out here and try to blast me? If you can't handle being told that you don't know what you are talking about, then study some and make sure that you do...
That isn't being rude, that's just the way it is. Plus, don't confuse examples with what I am saying to people, that doesn't give very much confidence in anything that you say.