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What is the baptism of the Holy Spirit?

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Baptism is a Christian sacrament.

Baptism is usually given to babies and may be called christening.

In the case of Adult Baptism - it happens when an adult elects to be a Christian - and is used a a symbol of the washing away of that persons sins.

Baptism of the Holy Spirit is the receiving of the Holy Spirit - this happened in the Upper Room at the feast of Pentecost as told in the Acts of the Apostles.

Baptism of the Holy Spirit is a sacrament in the Catholic Church; it is called confirmation, where the soul is sealed with the Spirit of God. This gives the seven gifts of the Holy Spirit. These are]

  • Wisdom (against foolishness)
  • Understanding (against shallowness)
  • Right judgement (against rashness)
  • Courage (against cowardice)
  • Knowledge (against ignorance)
  • Reverence (against coldness and contempt)
  • Wonder and awe in God's presence (against forgetting who God is)

Anyone may seek baptism of the Holy Spirit by way of prayer and fasting, or by attending a Pentecostalist or Charismatic Church.

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