What Does I Cor 12:13 Mean When It Says “All … Have Been … Made To Drink Into One Spirit”?

I Corinthians 12:13 reads “For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been ALL made to drink into one Spirit.”

This verse considers three different things all involving the “one” concept:

1. by (through the teaching of) one Spirit

2. are we all (water) baptized into one body

3. and have been all made to drink into one Spirit

#3 is not the same as #1

Consider the third clause further. In the phrase “drink into one Spirit”:

• “drink” is a metaphor (like “pour” in “it is pouring rain outside”) meaning to partake of or receive

• “Spirit” is the literal Holy Spirit

Conclusion: All those who have been baptized, all Christians, have received the Holy Spirit – when they were baptized into the body/church (Acts 2:38). If you have been baptized scripturally, then you should thank God for this wonderful gift.

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