Spirit Baptism Creates Spiritual Unity
Despite the functional diversity of individual believers within the church, the church has unnatural unity. How does this happen? How are people of diverse giftedness and ability and background and status unified together in one body? Verse 13 of 1 Corinthians 12 tells us: “For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body.” The way people of vast diversity are unified into one spiritual body is by means of Spirit baptism. Now, we need to consider very carefully what Spirit baptism is because there is a lot of confusing and incorrect teaching today on the subject of Spirit baptism, and if we misunderstand what Spirit baptism is biblically, we will misunderstand the nature of the body’s unity here in our text. Thankfully, this verse is actually the key verse in all of the New Testament for understanding the nature of Spirit baptism, so we don’t have to go [more]