"poor in spirit" - the Greek their indicates spiritual bankruptcy. You are convicted of your sin.3 "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4 "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
5 "Blessed are the gentle, for they shall inherit the earth.
6 "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Rom 3:10-1110as it is written,
"(S)THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE;
11THERE IS NONE WHO UNDERSTANDS,
THERE IS NONE WHO SEEKS FOR GOD;
Perfect biblical answer!2 Corinthians chapter 7 talks about the quality of sorrow that describes the repentance one must have for saving faith. Jesus' first words of His earthly ministry were to repent. The beatitudes describe the condition of one who has genuine belief:
"poor in spirit" - the Greek their indicates spiritual bankruptcy. You are convicted of your sin.
"mourn" - indicates Godly sorrow (repentance).
"meek" - indicates submission to Christ's Lordship.
"hunger and thirst for righteousness" - indicates recognition of the truth of the gospel message the need for the Saviour. This is a big change from man's natural state:
Most definitely repentance is required for salvation!
Did you read my post?? I quoted Eph 2:8-9 twice. The baptism I describe is by the Holy Spirit, not of water. Holy Spirit baptism is what happens at conversion and only happens once. Water baptism is part of our public confession and identification of Jesus Lordship. It has nothing to do with salvation.It's clear you guys don't have a grasp of grace. It's a gift of God not of works lest any man should boast. Only believe! Baptism is simple a public display of that belief. It has nothing to do with your eternal life.
Baptism is not a mere public display. It is a Command of Christ.It's clear you guys don't have a grasp of grace. It's a gift of God not of works lest any man should boast. Only believe! Baptism is simple a public display of that belief. It has nothing to do with your eternal life.
Mat 7:21 "Not every one who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.You can have the Holy Ghost everyday of your life and go to ****.
That speaks of two baptisms that Jesus will do; fire and of the Holy Spirit. Fire is eternal ****ation, and the Holy Spirit baptizes to eternal salvation. Jesus does the doing. It is the gift of God. John's baptism was of water. The baptism we do points to the Holy Spirit baptism as a symbol. This is not to be confused with the filling of the Spirit which is the renewing of our minds by the words of the Spirit, the word of God.“"As for me, I baptize you with water for repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, and I am not fit to remove His sandals; He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.” (Mt 3:11 NAS95)