THE HOLY GHOST
Holy Spirit Baptism
God is a Spirit (John 4:24), and He is holy. Thus the Bible often refers to God by the terms Holy Ghost and Holy Spirit. Biblical salvation is that a person can go from being a sinner (separated from God) to being a Christian. The Holy Spirit dwells inside the believer! It is an experience. God’s Spirit provides the power to live a new life, and thus identifies with the resurrection of Jesus.
It is an act of God upon the believer who receives, through faith, the gift promised in the Word of God. Jesus said, “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God” (John 3:3). Jesus then explained what this new birth is: “Verily, verily, I say unto thee, except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God” (John 3:5).
“And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled all the house where they were sitting. And there appeared unto them cloven tongues like as of fire, and it sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance” (Acts 2:1-4; 2:38).