ACTS 1:4-8

First, Before you make the conclusion that the promise of Holy Spirit baptism in Acts 1:4-8 is for you too, ask yourself these questions:

1) Who was speaking? In the verses aforementioned, it was Jesus. He was personally speaking here.

2) To whom was He speaking? In the verses aforementioned, He was conversing with the apostles. He was not talking to you nor to anybody but the apostles. Before you apply these verses to yourselves, I ask you to use your common sense!

3) What did He say? “John indeed baptized with water; but ye shall be baptized in the Holy Spirit not many days hence” (Acts 1:5).

4) When did He say it? The answer is: During the first century. You were not there.

5) Where did He say it? The context implies that He was assembled with them and was explaining to them about His coming kingdom in the city of Jerusalem itself.

Christ told his apostles to wait in the city of Jerusalem not many days from the time he was speaking. He had been assembled with them for forty days, and the waiting time was over when the Pentecost day came.
If you claim a Holy Spirit baptism like apostles had, then you are claiming something that has not been promised you!

The apostles waited in Jerusalem for Pentecost, and you want some Holy Spirit baptism that involves no waiting time? If indeed you waited for your Holy Spirit baptism, where did you wait? Lepanto Mines? Baguio City? Urdaneta? Binalonan, Pangasinan? Candon, Ilocos Sur? Wrong places to do the waiting!

If you claim to have been baptized in the Holy Spirit, were there sounds of rushing mighty wind that filled the whole room where you were? Where there tongues of fire that sat on each of you? Don’t tell me that you also spoke in tongues: You could fake it!.

If you claim a Holy Spirit baptism, then you are claiming something that was not promised to any of us today. If you wish, find another promise in the Bible that is tailored specifically for you. The promise of Holy Spirit baptism has already been fulfilled! Where is the promise of HSB for you?

The defect of these HSB people is that like the denominations around them, they have not been using their common sense, their method of interpretation is below par, they don/t understand Greek, and they have no hint what the Greek grammar has been saying.

Don’t be fooled by these people, even if they call you brother!

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