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Baptism in the Holy Spirit
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Derived from biblical accounts surrounding the day of Pentecost, baptism in the Holy Spirit and its synonyms—Spirit baptism, baptism with (or in) the Holy Ghost, baptism with fire, baptism of love, the Pentecostal baptism and others—refers strictly speaking to the experience of the outpouring and reception of the Holy Spirit by the disciples of Jesus recorded in the New Testament. The original moment of this baptism, contained in the observation that the disciples “were all filled with the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:4), is interpreted as the eschatological fulfillment of God’s promise …

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Vondey, Wolfgang, “Baptism in the Holy Spirit”, in: Brill's Encyclopedia of Global Pentecostalism Online, Edited by: Michael Wilkinson, Connie Au, Jörg Haustein, Todd M. Johnson. Consulted online on 04 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2019
First print edition: 20201204

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