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I'm not baptized...can I still have the Holy Spirit?

I'm confused on this. Do you only get the Holy Spirit when you are baptized, or is it when you accept Christ into your heart?

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Asked by Anonymous at 2:58 PM on Apr. 20, 2009 in Religion & Beliefs

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  • You can have the holy spirit the second you accept Christ. It has nothing to do with Baptism. Baptism is a symbolic ritualistic "cleansing" done to show your commitment to Christ and your conscious acceptance of his mercy and grace.
    jennijune_21

    Answer by jennijune_21 at 3:06 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • look at the man on the cross next to Jesus, God looks at your heart!
    2mothershelpers

    Answer by 2mothershelpers at 3:09 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • I would still get baptised,because it a spiritual sign that you were dead to your sins and you have come alive in Christ.It's important that you do this to prove you are a dedicated follower of Christ.
    countingsparows

    Answer by countingsparows at 3:17 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • The Holy Spirit is available to everyone, everywhere... it flows through everything all the time - it's just a matter of being aware/receptive. A single ceremonial act can help to shift your own paradigm to one of more receptiveness, but it is not necessary, and may not be the tangible "transformation" one hopes it to be. Allowing the Spirit to flow in your life is a choice that we make each moment of our lives; it is not always easy, but it is possible for anyone regardless of baptism or not.

    You will probably get many viewpoints on this as Christians are not united in their perception of the importance of baptism. In my upbringing, it was a must for salvation, and it had to be full immersion. I obviously believe differently now. I suggest spending time in prayer and meditation. God will not lead you wrongly.
    Collinsky

    Answer by Collinsky at 3:23 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • here are some verses hope this helps you
    ISA 44:3 For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry
    ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on
    your descendants.

    JOE 2:28 "And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your
    sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your
    young men will see visions.

    29 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in
    those days.

    ZEC 12:10 "And I will pour out on the house of David and the inhabitants
    of Jerusalem a spirit of grace and supplication. They will look on me, the
    one they have pierced, and they will mourn for him as one mourns for an
    only child, and grieve bitterly for him as one grieves for a firstborn son
    MAT 3:11 "I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come
    one who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am
    hinson7169

    Answer by hinson7169 at 3:30 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • 16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that
    moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a
    dove and lighting on him.

    MAR 1:8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy
    Spirit."

    LUK 3:16 John answered them all, "I baptize you with water. But one more
    powerful than I will come, the thongs of whose sandals I am not worthy to
    untie. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

    22 and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a
    voice came from heaven: "You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well
    pleased."

    24:49 I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the
    city until you have been clothed with power from on high."

    JOH 1:32 Then John gave this testimony: "I saw the Spirit come down from
    heaven as a dove and remain on him
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    hinson7169

    Answer by hinson7169 at 3:31 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • You received the Holy SPirit when you accepted Christ. Its already there and you don't have to go seeking it somewhere else. Its already inside of you. There will come a day as you grow in Christ that you will see manifestations of it. Sometimes they come quickly and sometimes they come slowly and over time. Don't ever believe that you DON"T have it because you don't see the manifestation of it. If you asked God for it.....then its there.
    momofsaee

    Answer by momofsaee at 3:33 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • 11 "I baptize you with water for repentance. But after me will come one
    who is more powerful than I, whose sandals I am not fit to carry. He will
    baptize you with the Holy Spirit and with fire.

    13 Then Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John.

    14 But John tried to deter him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and
    do you come to me?"
    16 As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that
    moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a
    dove and lighting on him.
    21:25 John's baptism--where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or from
    men?" They discussed it among themselves and said, "If we say, 'From
    heaven,' he will ask, 'Then why didn't you believe him?'
    28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in
    the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,
    MAR 1:4 And so John came
    hinson7169

    Answer by hinson7169 at 3:34 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • 5 The whole Judean countryside and all the people of Jerusalem went out to
    him. Confessing their sins, they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

    8 I baptize you with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."

    9 At that time Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee and was baptized by
    John in the Jordan.

    10 As Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open
    and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.

    11:30 John's baptism--was it from heaven, or from men? Tell me!"

    16:16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not
    believe will be condemned.

    LUK 3:7 John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, "You
    brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?
    8 Produce fruit in keeping with repentance. And do not begin to say to
    yourselves, 'We have Abraham as our father.' For I tell yo
    hinson7169

    Answer by hinson7169 at 3:35 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

  • IF YOU NEED MORE VERSES LET ME KNOW
    hinson7169

    Answer by hinson7169 at 3:36 PM on Apr. 20, 2009

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