Whiteley states that in order to fully understand Jesus statement to Nicodemus you must be born from above.
Longwood, FL (PRWEB) October 01, 2011
Is baptism an initiation to join the church or an act in response to Jesus requirement for eternal life? In Acts 1: 4,5 Jesus says you have heard from me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit. Years of research and prayer lead Robert Whiteley to write What it Means to be Born from Above ($10.99 paper back (9781613796177 ) which thoroughly explains the difference between being baptized in the spirit and being baptized in water. Whiteley states that in order to fully understand Jesus statement to Nicodemus you must be born from above. Rebirth from God is essential to experience eternal life in the presence of God for as Jesus said, “Unless one is born anew, he cannot see the Kingdom of God.
What it Means to be Born from Above challenges readers to understand when the Holy Ghost begin his work. Whiteley states that after baptism many folks express the desire to enter a new life. Whitley would like readers to understand being born again is more than the act of being dipped in water to wash away our sins; it is also the renewing of our minds and spirits. Baptism prepares the human spirit for acceptance of the Holy Spirit. This is one of the requirements for eternal life.
Robert Whiteley has forty years experience as a senior minister in the State of Florida. He also served four years in the United States Army Reserve as a Chaplin and received his Master of Divinity from Lexington Theological Seminary in Lexington Kentucky. Robert Whiteley has published ministerial and worship aids for thirty years. In retirement he serves as interim minter.