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Bring It On-Line: - February 2, 2017

What is the difference from receiving the Holy Spirit and being baptized in the Holy Spirit? How would the country change if the Supreme Court is put back to its original state as the "Least Dangerous" of the three branches? Read Transcript


And Terry has some questions.

I do.

Let's bring it on.

Are you ready?

This first one comes from Ed who says,

Acts 2:38 says to repent and be baptized

and you will receive the Holy Spirit.

If you repent and are not baptized,

will you still receive the Holy Spirit?

And also, what's the difference between receiving

the Holy Spirit and being baptized in the Holy Spirit?

Oh, that's a good question.

I don't think Peter was saying that's the only way to do it.

He was speaking to a big crowd on the day of Pentecost.

He said, here's what I want you to do, repent and be baptized.

I think the baptism, you go into,

what that is, you're shedding the old man

and taking on the new man and so forth.

And it's more than just being dipped in water.

It has to do with your whole attitude.

And I think that's more important than the ritual.

Now you see, you know, he breathed on people.

He said, receive the Holy Spirit.

When you have faith in Jesus, you

have received the Holy Spirit.

Only the Spirit can bring you into faith with Jesus.

The baptism, you know, it's the difference between, I've

got a teacup here, a little teacup, see.

And I can take a sip of the teacup, all right.

So I can say I've got tea in me, OK.

Now let's assume that I go down to the ocean, which

is a few miles away from here.

And I jump into the Atlantic Ocean.

Well, that would be me in a liquid.

The liquid may be in me a little bit,

but this is I'm immersed in it.

And now suddenly, I'm immersed in all the oceans

around the world.

And that's what the baptism is.

It's the immersion in the power of the Holy Spirit as

opposed to having a little sip of it, all right.

OK.

This is Mary, who says, I would just

like to say that your book, "Courting Disaster,"

is one of the most informative and enlightening books I've

ever read.

I wish everyone would read it.

This is truly a very important time in our nation's history.

I would love to know your thoughts

on how the country would change if the Supreme Court is put

back to its original state as the, quote,

"least dangerous of the three branches"

and restores the checks and balances.

Well, I appreciate that.

That book, "Courting Disaster," I

had about 175 Supreme Court decisions we talked about.

And I analyzed what the court had done over the years.

And thank you for your comments.

I don't get many on that one, but I'm glad.

The initial interpretation was that the power

of the legislature and the biggest power was the Congress.

The Congress was elected by the people, and they made the laws.

They taxed, they raised armies, and so forth.

The Executive, the President, was

supposed to administer the laws that Congress passed.

The Supreme Court was there essentially as an arbitrator,

to decide cases between individuals,

and whether a state would sue a state or the government

would sue somebody, and to decide court cases.

It was never intended to have the power it has now.

But there was a case, John Marshall,

called Marbury versus Madison, which was sort of subtle.

Nobody paid too much attention to it for a few decades

and suddenly it burst on the scene.

And the Supreme Court took more and more and more

power until the next thing you know,

the Supreme Court was dominating government

and ordering presidents what to do

and ordering Congress what to do.

It used to be the president chose the Supreme Court people.

The Congress passed the laws, and the Supreme Court

was off on the side.

And you read the number of lines in the Constitution dealing

with those institutions, and you see what the Framers thought

was important.

But it wasn't the Court, but right now it is.

So what would it be like?

It would be so much better if we were

back to the original intention, which is that Congress should

have the power to make the laws, and the president

will faithfully execute them.

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