A Pentecostal Theology Of Baptism

Source: The Complete Library of Christian Worship, Robert E. Webber, General Editor

Although the various Pentecostal denominations that have flourished since the beginning of the twentieth century emphasize the experience of sanctification by the inward baptism of the Holy Spirit, they have consistently retained the practice of water baptism. Water baptism, according to Pentecostals, has no saving efficacy but is enjoined on believers as a way of obeying Christ's example. Infants are not baptized. Baptism is normally, but not exclusively, by immersion and in the name of the...


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