Buddhism teaching

Bible teaching on the sacrament of confirmation

From my volume above (see book and purchase information), pp. 144-148. Bible Verses KJV.


  1. Descent of the Holy Spirit on people

89-1. Does God the Father send the Holy Spirit?

Luke 11:13 So if you, being wicked, know how to give good gifts to your children: how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Ghost to those who ask him?

89-2. Does the Holy Spirit empower Christians?

Acts 1: 8 But you will receive power after the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses. . .

89-3. Is the Holy Ghost a gift for those who are baptized?

Acts 2:38 . . . you will receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.

89-4. Do we receive the Holy Spirit if we obey God?

Acts 5:32 . . . the Holy Spirit, which God has given to those who obey him.

89-5. Does the Holy Spirit “fall on” Christian believers?

Acts 11: 15-16 And as I began to speak, the Holy Spirit fell on them, as it did on us at the beginning. [16] Then I remembered the word of the Lord, how he said, John indeed baptized with water; but you’ll be baptized with the Holy Ghost.

89-6. Does the Holy Spirit bring the love of God to our hearts?

Romans 5: 5 And hope is no shame; because the love of God is poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit given to us.

  1. The baptism of Jesus with the Holy Spirit

90-1. Does Jesus baptize with the Holy Spirit?

Mark 1: 8 I baptized you well with water, but he will baptize you with the Holy Ghost.

90-2. Does Jesus baptize with the Holy Spirit and fire?

Luke 3:16 John answered, saying to them all, I baptize you indeed with water; but there comes one more powerful than I, whose latch I am not worthy to untie: he will baptize you with the Holy Ghost and with fire.

90-3. Was the day of Pentecost the Holy Spirit for all believing Christians?

Acts 1: 5 For John did baptize with water; but you will be baptized with the Holy Ghost in a few days.

  1. Being “filled” with the Holy Spirit

91-1. Was John the Baptist filled with the Holy Spirit?

Luke 1:15 . . . he will be filled with the Holy Spirit from his mother’s womb.

91-2. Were the disciples “full” at Pentecost?

Acts 2: 4 And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit,. . .

91-3. Was Saint Peter filled with the Holy Spirit?

Acts 4: 8 . . . Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit,. . .

91-4. Was Saint Paul filled with the Holy Spirit?

Acts 13: 9 Then Saul, (also called Paul), filled with the Holy Spirit, laid eyes on him,

91-5. Did Saint Paul invite all believers to be filled with the Holy Spirit?

Ephesians 5:18 And do not get drunk on wine, where is the excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

  1. Holy Spirit and the laying on of hands

92-1. Does the Holy Spirit come by laying hands on a believer?

Acts 8:17 Then they laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Ghost.

92-2. Did believers speak in tongues and prophesy after receiving the Holy Ghost?

Acts 19: 6 . . . the Holy Spirit came upon them; and they spoke in tongues, and prophesied.

  1. “Sealed” with the Holy Spirit

93-1. Does God “seal” us?

2 Corinthians 1:22 Who also sealed us and put the down payment of the Spirit in our hearts.

93-2. Are we sealed with the Holy Spirit?

Ephesians 1:13 In whom you have also placed your trust, after having heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also after that you believed, you were sealed with this holy Spirit of promise,

93-3. Is the seal of the Holy Spirit permanent in those who believe?

Ephesians 4:30 And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed until the day of redemption.

  1. Anointing with Oil to Receive the Holy Spirit

94-1. Is oil associated with receiving the Holy Spirit?

1 Samuel 16:13 So Samuel took the horn of oil, and anointed him among his brethren; and the Spirit of the Lord came upon David from that day on. . . .

  1. The Holy Spirit received by people of authority

95-1. Did the preaching of Saint Peter lead to the reception of the Holy Spirit?

Acts 10:44 While Peter was still speaking these words, the Holy Spirit fell on all who heard the word.

95-2. Was Saint Paul used by God to allow the Holy Spirit to be received?

Acts 19: 6 And when Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them; . . .


Summary: Everything is in the title. I provide the relevant biblical data concerning the sacrament of confirmation, in a “Jeopardy” question-and-answer format: each interrogative question is answered by a biblical passage.