Bible questions

Bible Questions & Answers originally started in response to letters from listeners to Adventist World Radio (AWR).

It has now grown to be part of Discover Online and aims to openly and honestly reflect on the truths of the Bible in the modern world. Much of the audio on this site was first aired on AWR.

Thanks to Pastors Edgar Hulbert, Herman Smit, Mike Stickland, Gudmundurs Olafsson, Ray Allen and Victor Hulbert for their help and support in researching for this site.

Answers reflect the authors Christian view of the Bible and modern culture but does not necessarily represent the official views of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

What is the difference between water and Holy Spirit baptism?

I want you to explain to me the meaning of water baptism and Holy Spirit baptism - Assem. Ghana. Water baptism is an outward form that demonstrates an experience of the heart. When a person accepts Jesus as his Saviour, then baptism is a symbol by which that person says to the world, "I have given my life to Jesus, who has taken away my sins. I belong to him and will follow him from now on." In Romans 6:3, 4 Paul describes it this way, "Don't you know that... more