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16 John answered, saying unto them all, I indeed baptize you with water; but there cometh he that is mightier than I, the latchet of whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose: he shall baptize you in the Holy Spirit and in fire: 17 whose fan is in his hand, thoroughly to cleanse his threshing-floor, and to gather the wheat into his garner; but the chaff ...


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This answer is based on the Christian theology of Emanuel Swedenborg (1688-1772), and his spiritual mode of interpreting the Bible. It represents the view on this subject of the "New Church" or "Swedenborgian" denominations that accept Swedenborg's theology. The question is based on Luke 3:16-17: John answered all of them by saying, "I baptize you with ...


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The Bible says that Jesus will baptize the Holy Spirit and with fire (Matthew 3:11; Mark 1:8; Luke 3:16; John 1:33) The English word “baptism” came from the Greek word “baptisma” (to dip).This word has more than one meaning. In Biblical contexts, it means “to identify with” (union with someone) and “to be washed with” (cleansing) whether literally or ...



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