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Second Work Of Grace

Do you believe in a second work of grace - being baptized in the Holy Spirit? Will we make it to Heaven without it?

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 ---melissa on 8/3/07
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Paul, in IICorinthians, "In this confidence I was minded to come unto you before, that ye might have a second benefit," or, as the marginal rendering gives "a second grace." seeing that sanctification is never promised to sinners .......- subsequent to regeneration, which indicates that it is a second work of grace as compared with the first work of grace

all I know is that I am changed
---Andrea on 8/17/07

The second work of grace that the Scriptures teach is the life-long sanctification of the saints. It is a work of the Holy Spirit through the finished work of the Cross. Jesus paid for our sanctification on the Cross too.
---Helen_5378 on 8/12/07

Herb -I'm glad to see your not telling everyone its from the devil. Its obvious that there are two seperate baptisms. I don't have to give you the scriptures - you can believe that it ceased but that is not backed up by scripture. Again - I suggest before you set yourself up against the Holy Spirit that you at least seek counsel from a Spirit filled Baptist. Unless they are all in hiding.
---Andrea on 8/11/07

The bible does not teach a second work of grace. If it did, that means God didn't get right the first time.
---Pastor_Herb on 8/11/07

I agree with Mima 100%. I see that after having the Bap of the HS with speaking in tongues my walk in Christ changed with it the power to witness and live a true life. But I don't know if that was bc of speaking in tongues or if that was the attitude that I needed to be gifted with the power for living. But it certainly won't hurt you.
---Andrea on 8/9/07

Yes I believe in the second work of grace. I also believe in being baptized in the Holy Spirit. I have been baptized in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, but I do not believe that is the second work of grace. I believe the second work of grace speaks of the "REST IN CHRIST" which is available to every Christian. And I believe you can go to heaven without speaking in tongues.
---Mima on 8/6/07

I guess someone could get to Heaven without a baptism of the Holy Ghost (i.e. "deathbed salvation" = no time to mature in Christ or develop spiritual gifts), but I wonder if a long life without it would lead to a compacent, immature, ineffective Christian. In other words, shouldn't we all be praying earnestly for this to fall upon us?
---melissa on 8/6/07

God can do any number of works of grace He wishes with me. I'm not going to limit Him to just one or two.

Isn't EVERY day a work of grace from God?
---Jack on 8/3/07

We will not make it to heaven without the Holy Spirit. It's a power that raised Jesus from the dead and will raise us up to meet Jesus when he comes.
---elena5773 on 8/3/07

I most certainly believe in baptism of the Holy Ghost. Yes a person can still go to heaven without being baptized either by the Holy Ghost or by water. One should desire to be baptized by the Holy Ghost. Me, I not only desire to be baptized by the Holy Ghost, but it is a hunger.
---Rebecca_D on 8/3/07

I don't believe in one work of grace. I do believe in one payment for all. But God keeps on working and giving grace (favour)to all his kids for the various needs they have. There were several references given to Cristians who were ministering the Gospel to people but had not been baptized in the Holy Spirit. They were saved so the baptism has no bearing on making it to heaven. But it certainly is a wonderful benefit in building the church.
---john on 8/3/07

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