"Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit" (Acts 2:38).

Full-immersion baptism, as prescribed in the Bible, signifies the end of an old way of life—and the beginning of a new. Learn more about what baptism involves and whether or not you are ready for it.

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On Easter Sunday Pope Benedict XVI performed the rite of baptism on an Egyptian-born journalist, Magdi Allam. Since Islam teaches that to abandon Islam is an apostasy punishable by death this is a significant event.

Allam has been a vocal critic of Islamic extremism and has lived in seclusion with death threats hanging over him. He took this step of baptism knowing the risk. It seems that Benedict chose to perform this rite in spite of the criticism that can come.

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The Power of the Holy Spirit

The Power of the Holy Spirit

Almost 2,000 years ago, a miraculous, momentous event occurred—the New Testament Church was founded on the Feast of Pentecost. What made this event so astounding—and Acts 2 records that the circumstances of that day were truly dramatic—was the giving of God's Holy Spirit to the followers of Jesus Christ, just as He had promised (John:14:16-17, John:14:26; John:15:26; John:16:7-14; Acts:1:4-5, Acts:1:8). What is this Holy Spirit that came on Jesus' followers that day? Why did these things happen? What should we learn from those strange occurrences? Even more importantly, what role does God's Holy Spirit have in a Christian's life? To understand this topic, we must first understand what the Holy Spirit is and what it is not. To grasp that, we must understand what the Holy Spirit does in a Christian's life. What does the Bible teach about the Holy Spirit? The answer to this question holds the truth of the amazing future God has in store for every human being. We'll see that God's Holy Spirit is the catalyst in a transformed Christian life.

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