The "ABCs" of Salvation
In the Bible, the Lord Jesus Christ and His Apostles gave us simple steps to salvation, which prepares us to be a Christian and be ready for Heaven. Seeing He is the world's only LIVING Savior, we pay attention to His Word, the Holy Bible, which means, "Basic Instruction Before Leaving Earth".
A) Jesus said that we should "repent and believe the gospel";
C) Jesus said, "You must be born again of the water and the Spirit" to enter the Kingdom of God. Water is step B and Spirit is C. Jesus said, "I am with you but shall be IN you". Jesus is WITH 1,000s of God-fearing people who have not actually allowed His Spirit to come IN them! On the Day of Pentecost people first were baptized or FILLED with the Holy Ghost and spoke with tongues or (unknown to them) languages as proof they were filled. When a baby is born what is the first thing that it does? Cry? No, that is the second. The first is breath. The cry or tongues is the proof the "baby" has breathed. "Pneuma" is a Greek word (Strong's #4154) meaning wind, breath and God's Spirit. Jesus BREATHED on them and said, "Receive ye the Holy Ghost", thus showing them how they would receive the Spirit later. On Pentecost there was a mighty rushing WIND as promised in John 3:8 and they were all filled with the Holy Ghost or SPIRIT as promised in John 7:37-39. They cried out in tongues or languages they didn't know to show they were born of the Spirit as promised in Isaiah 28:11 and Mark 16:17.
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