The Church emphasizes that a
person becomes a Christian
and first receives the Holy
Spirit through faith and Baptism.
Paul's teaching implies that the
Holy Spirit is normally first
given or conferred to
individuals through belief and water
In him you also, who have heard the word of truth,
the gospel of your salvation, and have believed in him,
were sealed with the promised holy Spirit
1 Corinthians 12:13
For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body ...
He saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal
by the holy Spirit