11 I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance: but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear: he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire:
The word "but", makes a separation between the two baptisms. The mention of baptism twice also confirms a second baptism.
You are correct that it makes a separation between the two, but it does not mean we Christians are privy to two separate baptisms as the Word of Faith teachers proclaim. The first type of baptism was symbolism, just as Noah was saved through water baptism (symbolically), we are saved through the baptism of the Holy Spirit. Here is a verse that sums this up beautifully:
â€¦by whom also He went and preached to the spirits in prison, who formerly were disobedient, when once the Divine longsuffering waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight souls, were saved through water. There is also an antitype which now saves us--baptism (not the removal of the filth of the flesh, but the answer of a good conscience toward God), through the resurrection of Jesus Christ, who has gone into heaven and is at the right hand of God, angels and authorities and powers having been made subject to Him. - 1 Peter 3:19-22
Also notice that the first baptizement of water never ends in "ed" Only the spirit baptism does. And they are always mentioned in a certain order. Water first, spirit second.
Another way to look at this that will show why this is incorrect, is to consider the antitype of the slain lamb in Genesis 3:21 (and subsequent slaying of innocent lambs to cover our sin). This antitype is a symbol of the TRUE lamb to come, Jesus Christ. One comes before the other, but it doesnâ€™t mean we must meet these two methods to obtain salvation! It does not mean that in the New Covenant, we must slay a real lamb, then proclaim our faith in Christ. If the Word of Faith teacher were to be consistent with their 2nd baptism claim, they should insist that Christians must first slay a lamb then accept Jesus.
And do you speak other languages when filled with the holy ghost? (Acts 2:4 And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.)
Tongues is really a separate topic so should be started as a separate topic.
And can one enter heaven without both baptisms? (jn 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.)
Not even the WoF teachers believe both water and spirit baptisms are required for salvation. This places works on salvation (the thief on the cross had no time to be baptized with water). Again, they believe there is a 2nd indwelling of the Holy Spirit that occurs after the first â€œwater & Spiritâ€ baptism when we become saved. According to WoFers, only diligent Christians can receive this 2nd baptism â€“ this is really what is being debated here. The scriptures they present just don't support their belief.
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism - Eph 4:4-5
I don't think it could be more clear that we cannot receive a 2nd baptism after salavation and indwelling by the Holy Spirit.
I noticed that there were several verses like this that were omitted from those links. The reason those verses are omitted is because in puts into question the doctrine they wish for us to believe
I re-read the first article posted and it refers to many of the verses above you gave, including the John 3:5 verse.
Preconceived ideas of right and wrong doctrine through the ideas of another, show that a person is willing to believe in the opinions of man over the writings of Godâ€¦ each person needs to be sure they are in the right one. For if they do not, the fault of it will be upon their shoulders for not making sure of it.Â
True enough, but as fallen men, we are all susceptible to bias from others, and bias formed in our own mind from our own opinions! Iâ€™m sure weâ€™ll all find plenty of things we were clinging to but wrong about when we meet our LORD.