For many years, Kevin Conner (author of the best-selling Foundations of Christian Doctrine) had the conviction that there was a great need for a book on this subject. Many believers are easily confused when it comes to understanding the distinction between being "born of the Spirit" and "baptized in the Spirit".
Over the years, the pendulum has swung back and forth between extremes of teaching on these vital truths. Most "Evangelicals" believe that "new birth" and "Holy Spirit baptism" take place' at one and the same time, whereas most "Pentecostals" believe that they are two distinct and separate experiences.
The writer has endeavored to present a clear and balanced case study to show the difference and distinction between these two major operations of the Holy Spirit. It is hoped that this book will be of help to both groups of God's people, that all may know the glorious work of the Holy Spirit - that is, being BORN OF THE SPIRIT and BAPTIZED IN THE SPIRIT!