The Bible clearly teaches us that the Baptism of the Holy Spirit is not related to salvation, aside from the fact that only the redeemed can experience it. Not all of the family of God will be baptized in the Holy Spirit in the same fashion that the Apostles did in the book of Acts. We are all sealed with the Holy Spirit whether or not we are baptized in the Holy Spirit. These are two different events in a believer's life.
When we are saved, we receive the Holy Spirit (he comes INTO us) as Jesus promised in
"I will ask the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may be with you forever; that is the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it does not see Him or know Him, but you know Him because He abides with you and will be in you."
This actually came to pass for the apostles after Jesus' resurrection and is recorded in
"So Jesus said to them again, 'Peace be with you; as the Father has sent Me, I also send you.' And when He had said this, He breathed on them and said to them, 'Receive the Holy Spirit'."
But later, He said that the Holy Spirit would come UPON them (in power) in
"but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth."
So receiving the Holy Spirit is when He comes into a person when he is converted or born again, and being baptized in the Holy Spirit is when He comes upon a believer for power or boldness.
For more information about the baptism of the Holy Spirit, get Pastor Mark's teaching tapes "The Baptism of the Holy Spirit part 1 & 2" You can order the tapes through our web site at http://www.calvaryphx.com/tm/
In regards to speaking in tongues, we believe that all the gifts and manifestations of the Holy Spirit are in operation today, but in our public services we do not practice speaking in tongues. The apostle Paul said that it was his preference for tongues not to be used in the public worship of the church (see I Corinthians 14:18-19).
We know that not all believers will speak in tongues. In 1 Corinthians 12:29-31Paul asks; "All are not apostles, are they? All are not prophets, are they? All are not teachers, are they? All are not workers of miracles, are they? All do not have gifts of healings, do they? All do not speak with tongues, do they? All do not interpret, do they? But earnestly desire the greater gifts". The answer is obviously, "No, all do not speak with tongues". The point is that Christians have different gifts and ministries. Therefore, it cannot be true that all saved Christians speak in tongues.
We do not believe that speaking in tongues is the evidence of the baptism with the Holy Spirit, rather it is evidenced by love and power (Acts1:8).
For more information about speaking in tongues listen to these messages by Pastor Mark:
For more information about the Holy Spirit listen to these messages by Pastor Mark: