Are you spiritually thirsty? Perhaps you have been a Christian for a long time. You attend a respectable assembly or fellowship, you study the Bible and you regularly hear good ministry. You have escaped nearly two decades of increasingly deceptive spiritual movements, from the so-called Toronto ‘blessing’ to the ‘Purpose Driven’ and ‘Emergent’ Church, to name but a few. Yet still you sense that there must be more to Christianity. More than ‘ticking boxes’ for orthodox doctrine, more than preaching the Gospel to ourselves when, once again, the Lord has not seen fit to send in any of the unsaved to hear our noble efforts. Have you ever read the book of Acts and been thrilled by the sheer spiritual dynamism of those early believers? Have you wondered why there seems to be such a wide difference between their achievements and ours? Have we forgotten that we serve the same God, who “changes not”? Perhaps you have heard others talk about the Baptism with the Holy Spirit and wondered what it is all about. Sadly, for many whose hearts have been stirred, the stagnant waters of traditionalized teaching have quickly extinguished their yearnings. One of the 20th century’s most gifted Bible teachers once said, “We don’t need Pentecostal doctrine and we don’t need Brethren doctrine, what we need is Bible doctrine!” How true. “The Missing Baptism” is an attempt to help believers examine the Scriptures afresh on this vital matter. It invites you to lay aside the distorting spectacles of denominational prejudice, unbelief, fear, and pride and take the Scriptures at face value.
The Missing Baptism