It is becoming increasingly obvious that there is a very large segment of society that firmly believes that they are Christians because they live in the United States and not because of any deeply held beliefs. Many of these people are members in good standing of the church and firmly believe that they have been saved. However, their actions are not Christian in nature and love, compassion and mercy are not a part of their nature. They may have emptied their hearts of evil but they certainly have not filled their hearts with the Holy Spirit.

As we move forward we need to ask ourselves this question. Are we missing an important step in salvation and enlightenment by not emphasizing enough the laying on of hands to impart the Holy Spirit to new converts?

See: Act 8:14-17 “When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.”

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