Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Divinity (M.Div)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Arthur Graudin

Scripture References in this Resource (separated by semi-colons)

2 Corinthians 1:22; Acts 1:5; Acts 1:8; Acts 10:38; Acts 10:47; Acts 11:16; Acts 2:3-4; Acts 2:38; Ephesians 1:5-6; Ezekiel 39:29; Galatians 3:26-4:7; Isaiah 44:3; Luke 3:16; Luke 3:17; Luke 3:21; Luke 3:22; Luke 3:3; Luke 3:9; Luke 7:18; Malachi 3:2; Malachi 4:1; Mark 1:10; Matthew 28:19; Matthew 3:10; Matthew 3:11; Matthew 3:12; Matthew 3:17; Romans 8:14,16;


Although a thorough critique of Dunn's position cannot be attempted here, this paper will attempt to defend the opposite contention, namely that the Holy Spirit and Baptism are uniquely, indissolubly, and necessarily connected in the New Testament. Lampe's comments in regard to the Pauline evidence is cogent at this point: "Pauline thought affords no ground whatever for the modern theories which seek to effect a separation in the one action and to distinguish a 'Spirit-Baptism' and a 'water-Baptism,' not as the inward and outward parts of one sacrament, but as independent entitities."

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