Baptists/work fo the Holy Spirit

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Greetings, Pastor Abrams. I was searching the internet on a particular subject about the Holy Spirit, and came upon your truth webpage, and low and behold, a graduate of Piedmont BC. I live in Clemmons.

Anyway, I see many verses using the term baptism with the Holy Spirit, or by the Holy Spirit, or the Spirit coming upon individuals, but nowhere is "of" used, as in baptism OF the Holy Spirit. Is this correct? I am beginning a study in Acts next week with 50 ladies, one of which is from outside our local congregation and claims the "second work of baptism of the Holy Spirit". I want to stick with the Word, and make sure of my above facts. Thank you!
Rose Cushing

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Hi Rose,
    I have written an article on what the New Testament teaches about the baptism vs the filling of the Holy Spirit.   The article is at http://bible-truth.org/bapt-hs.htm .
    There is also another article on "Who is the Holy Spirit?" http://bible-truth.org/WhoistheHolySpirit.html
    I have several articles that deal with the false teachings of the Charismatic/Pentecostal churches.  http://bible-truth.org/Tongues-Main.html .
    It is tragic that so many have been deceived by the false teachers.  I have tried to show those who are interest in what God's says to find the truth.
Thank you for writing.  Our home church is Calvary Baptist Church in King.  May God bless and direct your study.
Cooper Abrams
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Cooper P. Abrams III

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Independent Fundamental Baptist missionary and pastor, ThB, MBS, and PhD as of May 28, 2013. I began pastoring in 1981, and have taught in churches, a Bible college, and a Bible Institute. I have written numerous articles on various subjects from a biblical perspective and many are posted on my web site Bible Truth ( http://www.bible-truth.org ). Bible Truth receives over one hundred and forty thousand visiters per month. Since 1998 I have answered Bible related questions via e-mail. My answers are straight forward and biblical. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE -----DO NOT ASK A QUESTION AND THEN NOT READ THE ANSWER! ABOUT FOUR IN TEN QUESTIONS ASKED ARE NEVER READ. I FREELY GIVE MY TIME TO GIVE HELPFUL ANSWERS. OFTEN THE ANSWER WILL REQUIRE AS MUCH AS A HOUR OR MORE TO RESEARCH AND THEN TO FORMULATE THE REPLY. IF YOU SEND A QUESTION PLEASE BE THOUGHTFUL ENOUGH TAKE THE TIME TO READ IT. MOST PEOPLE DO...BUT ALL SHOULD. THANKS

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I have been a pastor since 1981 and a Independent Baptist missionary church planter since 1986. I have seen the Lord establish four Bible believing churches in Utah. My web site Bible Truth ( http:\\bible-truth.org ) continues to grow presently over 7,000 visiters per day. The materials on the web site are mostly written by myself and contain sermons, Bible commentaries, articles on various biblical subjects.

Organizations
I am pastor of Calvary Baptist Church, Tremonoton, Utah (http://calvarybaptchurch.org)

Publications
- Appeared on Grizzly Adams DVD documentary "End Times: How Close Are We?" (http://www.grizzlyadams.com/Public/ChristianDVDs/index.cfm?productID=49). - Article "Are Mormons Christians" "O Timothy Magazine" Way of Life Literature (http://www.wayoflife.org/files/9959c77e05b303248173195e72476459-60.html)

Education/Credentials
ThB (Bachelor Degree in Theology) Piedmont Bible College, Winston-Salem, NC. MBS (Mastor of Biblical Studies) Piedmont Baptist College, Winston-Salem, NC. PhD (Bible) Bethany Divinity College and Seminary, Dothan, AL

Awards and Honors
Graduated Suma Com Laude with PhD Religion - Bible Major, Bethany Divinity College and Seminary - 2013

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