Baptized and Filled with the
There is a great deal of confusion in the Christian Church regarding
what it means to be baptized in the Holy Spirit and filled with the
The New Testament mentions being baptized with the Holy Spirit seven
times. The most important reference may be found in 1 Corinthians
12:13. In this verse we see that all Christians have unity with one
another because of they are all united with Jesus Christ, and we see
that union with Christ involves being baptized with the Holy Spirit.
So, we may safely conclude that everyone who is a genuine believer has
been baptized with the Holy Spirit at the moment they first believed.
Every Christian has the Holy Spirit working in them.
The New Testament mentions being filled with the Holy Spirit fourteen
times. In these verses we see that the result of being filled with
the Spirit is that a person tells others about Jesus Christ and
demonstrates the fruit of the Spirit. Being filled with the Spirit
does not mean that a person speaks in tongues.