What is Spirit-Baptism?

2. The water-baptisms of John the Baptist were always administered only: a) after professed repentance from sin and toward God-the-Father; b) together with the Word-proclamation of the need immediately to trust in the coming Messianic God-the-Son; and c) accompanied by the promise of His baptismal outpouring on Pentecost Sunday of God-the-Spirit. Mt. 3:1,11f; Mk. 1:4-8; Lk. 3:3-17; Jh. 1:15-34; 3:23-36. See too: Jh. 7:37-39; Lk. 24:49; Acts 1:4-5f,22f; 2:1-4; 10:37,44,47; 11:15-17; 13:23-25f; 15:8f.

3. Christ's own water-baptism was simultaneously a Spirit-baptism. Thereby His own human body was set apart as a temple of the Holy Spirit. Indeed, after His ascension and from Pentecost Sunday onward, the Visible Church would be His mystical body here on earth. Mt. 3:13-17; Mk. 1:9-12; Lk.