My colleague had asked a local clergy member of the Evangelist church. But so far we have not received an answer regarding this interesting question.
The other day I had finished my studies for the night. Both in theology, and bible studies. Just before bed, I sat and began to pray. Normally the prayers are simple. Asking for good health, helping others in need, and asking for clarity.
But for some odd reason, my heart opened up. I mean 100% open. All of a sudden I was expressing my regrets for sins, as far back as I can remember. I also told him about all my fears, from the stupid ones to the most embarrassing ones. Even telling him about my judgemental thoughts about other people. Even the most embarrassing sins of all. I was emotionally shocked, and felt totally naked in flesh and spirit. I knew that I was putting myself before him for judgment, and that no matter what happened, I would accept it.
Then at the end, when I could not think of anything else to say, I laid down, and passed out.
When I woke up, something was very VERY different. I felt clean. But this feeling was not like a great how shower clean, it was a clean that cannot be had by anything on this Earth. I felt like my soul, my spirit had been cleaned. I would not use the term of “my sins were forgiven”. Perhaps they were, but how I “felt” was clean, inside my body clean. I wrote this to my colleague, and told her the same thing you are now reading. She believes that I was baptized by the Holy Spirit. But for the sake of ignorance and caution, we are waiting on a member of the local church to see if there is anything regarding this precedence. I am not baptized as of yet, but I fully intend to do so this spring. I was baptized as a baby, but that was based on tradition, not on biblical belief.
Baby baptisms came along during the time of the Anabaptist’s, and after Jesus walked our terrestrial planet.