In this study we are looking primarily at the arguments used by classical Pentecostals and some Charismatics to defend Spirit-baptism as an experience that is both separate from and subsequent to conversion.
The Analogy based on the experience of Jesus
This argument is as follows. Jesus is conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. This is said to correspond with our regeneration or new birth by the Holy Spirit. Years later (@ 30), Jesus is anointed with the power of the HS for public ministry (Acts 10:38). This event is interpreted as his “baptism in the Holy Spirit”. If the Son of God needed this extra enduement of power, how much more do we, his disciples.
Whereas I certainly believe that Jesus was anointed with the Holy Spirit at his baptism in the river Jordan, all for the purpose of empowering him for ministry (Acts 10:38), I do not