Christian-History.org does not receive any personally identifiable information from the search bar below.
Holy Spirit Baptism Quotes
Holy Spirit baptism quotes from throughout Christian History.
My book, Decoding Nicea, is averaging 4.1 stars on Amazon after 29 reviews. The praise includes:
- "I never knew church history could be so much fun!"
- "A marriage of exhaustive research with captivating writing."
- "Should be compulsory reading for Bible students in the church history module."
My newest book, Rome's Audacious Claim is available for pre-sale on Amazon at $2.99. It will go up to $5.99 on December 1. The paperback is pre-sold at Barnes & Noble.
Cyprian of Carthage, c. A.D. 250
Cyprian's "Heretics and Schismatics"
Cyprian is referring to the Novatianists, who agreed with the "Church which is one" on all but one thing. The Novatianists did not want to allow repentance for Christians who lapsed during persecution.
Novatian split the church over this, making himself a bishop of a separate congregation in Rome.
Those who have been dipped abroad—outside the Church—and have been stained among heretics and schismatics with the taint of profane water. When they come to us and to the Church which is one, they ought to be baptized. The reason is that laying hands on them that they may receive the Holy Spirit is of little importance, unless they also receive the baptism of the Church. For then can they finally be fully sanctified and be the sons of God, if they be born of each sacrament, since it is written, "Except a man be born again of water, and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God" [John 3:5]. (Epistles of Cyprian 7)
he who has been sanctified, his sins being put away in baptism, and has been spiritually reformed into a new man, has become fitted for receiving the Holy Spirit; since the apostle says, As many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ.(Epistles of Cyprian 73:5)