The Teaching of Immersions
"Therefore, leaving the discussion of the elementary principles of Christ,
let us go on to perfection, not laying again the foundation
of repentance from dead works
and of faith toward God,
of the teaching of immersions,
of laying on of hands,
of resurrection of the dead
and of eternal judgment.
And this we will do if God permits," Hebrews 6'1-3.
This third principle of the elementary oracles of God covers the teaching of a number of immersions. Immersions are important to God.
The spiritual understandings derived from them are powerful and crucial.
Immersion into the Body of Christ. This is the work of the Holy Spirit. Only He can do it.
Immersion in Water. This is for the person who has received Christ who understands the salvation truths of His death and resurrection on their behalf.
Immersion in the Holy Spirit. This immersion occurs when God gives the Holy Spirit to a Believer, in Jesus' name. Jesus said that the giving of the Spirit is the promise of the Father.
"The immersion I am immersed with". Jesus spoke of this as a real possibility. Perhaps it could be called "His" immersion.
The truths and understandings of these immersions (and the examples of Believers' immersions) are found throughout the New Covenant Kingdom scriptures of Acts 2'1 through to Revelation 3'22.
Note, the immersions in water that were performed by John and the Lord's Disciples were transitional. After Pentecost they fell outside of the scope of the foundational elementary principles of the oracles of God.
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