Baptism By Fire is What I Want; Right?

fire-baptismWhile there is a plethora of misinterpreted and misapplied scriptures, Matthew 3:11 is one that is frequently used by various denominations.

We are not here to pick on any particular denomination.  However, we must correct error.

The scripture states: “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.”

The true context of this scripture can be found in verse 12: “His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will thoroughly clear His threshing floor; and He will gather His wheat into the barn, but He will burn up the chaff with unquenchable fire.”  Those that have been baptized with the Holy Spirit are the same as those who will be gathered into the barn as wheat.  While those who are baptized with fire are the chaff that he will burn with unquenchable fire.

To answer the question presented in the heading of this blog, the answer is an emphatic “NO”!

Author: RealTruthInLoveAdmin

Hello: I enjoy studying the scriptures and sharing what I have learned from these studies with others. I don't profess to have all the answers and it is my prayer that I do not mislead others.

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