THERE IS A FALSE DOCTRINE CHRISTIAN WITHOUT THE BAPTISM WITH FIRE IS NOT SAVED.
WHAT IS THE BAPTISM OF FIRE ?
The baptism of the Holy Spirit with fire or the baptism of the fire FOR CHRISTIANS is not Biblical.
In fact christians who believe that, just confuse or take this one verse in the bible IN ACTS 2:3 OUT OF THE CONTEXT, when the Holy Spirit was given to the New Testament church for the first time .
It is important to note that these were tongues as of fire, not literal fire.😺🐈🐱😍😍😍
Acts 2 :1-4, KJV
1And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.
2 And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting.
3 And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like AS OF FIRE, and it sat upon each of them.
4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.
There ARE A FEW verses mentioned in the Bible, baptism with fire, WE SHOULD READ THE PASSAGES IN THE WHOLE CONTEXT.. :
THE BAPTISM OF FIRE REFERS TO JUDGMENT :
THE FIRE ITSELF NOT ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT, IT'S ABOUT THE TESTING WITH GOD'S JUDGMENT / GOD'S WRATH TO THE JEWS/ ISRAELIS BECAUSE JOHN THE BAPTIST WAS TALKING TO THE PHARISEES AND SADDUCCESS.
THE BAPTISM WITH FIRE IS ALSO ABOUT THE LAKE OF FIRE TO THE UNBELIEVERS.
ALL THESE VERSES WHEN THE TIME JESUS WAS BAPTIZED BY JOHN THE BAPTIST AND STILL IN THE MINISTRY, BEFORE THE HOLY SPIRIT WAS GIVEN TO THE FIRST-EARLY CHURCH IN THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH LATER ON, IN ACTS 2. (THE VERSES ABOVE, AS I MENTIONED BEFORE)
Matt 3:11, KJV
7 But when he (**JOHN THE BAPTIST) saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees come to his baptism, he said unto them, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from THE WRATH TO COME ?
8 Bring forth therefore fruits meet for repentance:
9 And think not to say within yourselves, WE HAVE ABRAHAM TO OUR FATHER: ((**THIS IS TALKING ABOUT THE JEWS/ ISRAELIS, ONE OF THEIR FATHERS IS ABRAHAM OTHER THAN ISAAC AND JACOB, NOT THE CHURCH )) for I say unto you, that God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
10 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: therefore every tree which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance. but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, AND WITH FIRE :
12 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chaff WITH UNQUENCHABLE FIRE. (**THE HELL/ THE LAKE OF FIRE)
Luk 3:7-16, KJV
7 Then said he (**JOHN THE BAPTIST) to the multitude that came forth to be baptized of him, O generation of vipers, who hath warned you to flee from THE WRATH TO COME ?💦💦💦💦💐🌷💐🌷
8 Bring forth therefore fruits worthy of repentance, and begin not to say within yourselves, WE HAVE ABRAHAM TO OUR FATHER : ((**THIS IS TALKING ABOUT THE JEWS/ ISRAELIS, ONE OF THEIR FATHERS IS ABRAHAM OTHER THAN ISAAC AND JACOB, NOT THE CHURCH )) for I say unto you, That God is able of these stones to raise up children unto Abraham.
9 And now also the axe is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
10 And the people asked him, saying, What shall we do then?
11 He answereth and saith unto them, He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat, let him do likewise.
12 Then came also publicans to be baptized, and said unto him, Master, what shall we do?
13 And he said unto them, Exact no more than that which is appointed you.
14 And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.
15 And as the people were in expectation, and all men mused in their hearts of John, whether he were the Christ, or not;
16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but one mightier than I cometh, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost AND WITH FIRE:
17 Whose fan is in his hand, and he will throughly purge his floor, and will gather the wheat into his garner; BUT THE CHAFF HE WILL BURN WITH FIRE UNQUENCHABLE. (**THE HELL/ THE LAKE OF FIRE)
THE CONCLUSION YOU DO NOT WANT TO RECEIVE THE BAPTISM OF FIRE, IT'S ABOUT THE TRIAL-GOD'S JUDGMENT AND HELL-LAKE OF FIRE !
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Is there such a thing as a Baptism of fire besides the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
Matthew 3:10-12: “Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. 12 His winnowing fan is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
The latter potion of this Scripture is found in every gospel account; so it is important.
To be baptized means to be immersed. Just as one is baptized in water, they are immersed (saturated) in the water, they come up out of the water being wet. To be baptized in the Holy Spirit means to be immersed, filled and controlled by Him.
John who is preparing the people to receive the Messiah is juxtaposing believers with unbelievers. John says that Jesus will baptize you with the Holy Spirit (believers) and fire (non- believers). It does NOT mean the Holy Spirit and fire or the Holy Spirit that is the fire. John explains what is meant as he continues, saying that Jesus will gather His wheat into the barn BUT burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire, (which Jesus later describes as a fire that is never quenched Mk.9:43-). So the Bible does teach of a baptism of fire, only it is for unbelievers.
Jesus later explains about trees, Matthew 7:18-20 “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a bad tree bear good fruit. 19 Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Therefore by their fruits you will know them”. Matthew 3:10-11: “Therefore every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.” Fire is God’s judgment V.12 “He will thoroughly clean out His threshing floor, and gather His wheat into the barn; but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire."
Some may point to the fire (Acts 2) that appeared over the apostles heads on Pentecost as justification for the baptism of the Spirit (called as tongues of fire). But this is called the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Acts 1:4-5, 8
“He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, "which," He said, "you have heard from Me; 5 for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now." V. 8 But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth."
Acts 2:3-4: “Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”
This event was unique, it occurred only once, it did not take place in either the apostles ministry or to the church ever again. It was never repeated in the New Testament, nor taught as a practice for the baptism of the Spirit in the church by the apostles. The Bible says, "There is ...one baptism" (Eph. 4:4-5)? The explanation is that it occurs only once, never needed to be repeated. This can only mean Spirit baptism that puts a believer in the body of Christ and the Spirit in the believer (1Cor.12:13), THERE IS NO BAPTISM OF FIRE FOR ANY BELIEVER.🙆🐱🍼❤
The accompanying of the baptism of fire with the baptism of the spirit can be interpreted just like being born of water and Spirit. The same principle- one is a natural birth, the other is supernatural- 2 different births, 2 different baptisms, one baptism is for the believer the other one is for unbelievers.
It is our faith that is tested under fiery trials but THERE IS NO BAPTISM OF FIRE FOR A BELIEVER , ONLY THE BAPTISM OF THE SPIRIT AND THE CONTINUAL FILLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT.,🐈🐱🐕🐶
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What is a Baptism by FIRE?
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What is a baptism by FIRE? Some Christians believe that we should desire this based upon Bible verses that show God purifying and cleansing his children.
What did John the Baptist teach?
Now let us examine the New Testament text that speaks of a baptism by FIRE. The words were spoken by John the Baptist in regard to the ministry of Jesus Christ.
11 I baptize you with water . . . but the one who will come after me will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire. (Matthew 3:11).
John was speaking to those in Jerusalem, Judea and the surrounding area who came to hear his preaching (Matthew 3:5). Although some sincerely came, repented and confessed their sins, others came to hear John for selfish reasons.
When John saw many Pharisees and Sadducees coming to him to be baptized, he said to them, 'You snakes — who told you that you could escape from the punishment God is about to send?' (Matthew 3)
Let us now take a look at the tenth verse of the same chapter.
10. But already the axe is striking at the roots of the trees; therefore, every tree that is not producing good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. (Matthew 3)
John was teaching about the fate of the unrepentant, which is the lake of fire or second death (Revelation 20:14)
Let's continue with John the Baptist's scolding and warning to the self-righteous religious teachers:
He shall baptize you with the Holy Spirit, and with fire; 12. Whose winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor, and will gather His wheat into the granary; but the chaff He will burn up with unquenchable fire." (Matthew 3)
We are told that Jesus will collect HIS wheat and put it into the granary. But a flaming baptism awaits those are chaff! But who does the wheat and the chaff represent? We begin to find our answer in Matthew 13, where Jesus is giving a parable about a man who discovered his enemy had secretly planted weeds among his good wheat seeds. When the man's servants asked him what should be done he responded with the following.
30 'Let the wheat and the weeds both grow together until harvest. Then I will tell the harvest workers to pull up the weeds first, tie them in bundles and burn them, and then to gather in the wheat and put it in my barn.'
We do not have to guess at what all this symbolizes as Jesus himself explained it to his disciples.
38 the field is the world; the good seed is the people who belong to the Kingdom; the weeds are the people who belong to the Evil One; 39 and the enemy who sowed the weeds is the Devil . . . 40 Just as the weeds are gathered up and burned in the fire, so the same thing will happen at the end of the age: (Matthew 13)
So now we know that the "wheat" or "good seed" are true converted Christians who will inherit God's Kingdom. The "weeds" are unrepentant sinners.
Some professing believers who want a baptism by fire believe 'the floor' of John's statement 'Whose winnowing shovel is in His hand, and He will thoroughly purge His floor' are individual Christians who have their sins burned away or purged. According to this belief Jesus, uses his 'fan' or 'winnowing shovel' to stoke up flames meant to purge a believer's "chaff" or "dross" - their sins - out of their lives and leaving only "the wheat" or good part. This interpretation, however, is simply not correct.
Notice that the "fan" in the hand of Jesus is used to remove from his floor CHAFF. The wheat that is left over he gathers up for his granary. What John the Baptist preached in Matthew 3 and the parable Jesus gave in Matthew 13 OVERLAP in regard to how God will ultimately judge humans.
The "wheat" of both Matthew 3:12 and Jesus' parable in Matthew 13 represent true Christians. The "chaff" or "weeds" are the wicked who, for a period of time, are allowed to exist alongside the righteous. When the time of God's judgment comes he will separate the "wheat" from the "chaff" or "weeds." The "wheat' or righteous will be allowed entrance into the Kingdom. And what of the "chaff?" They do receive a "baptism of fire," but it is a fire that will BURN THEM UP or destroy them forever - the lake of fire.
14. And death and the grave were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. 15. And if anyone was not found written in the book of life, he was cast into the lake of fire. (Revelation 20)
1 The Lord Almighty says, 'The day is coming when all proud and evil people will burn like straw (chaff). On that day they will burn up, and there will be nothing left of them. (Malachi 4)🙆🐱🍼❤
In conclusion, you do NOT want to receive a baptism of fire!