Torrey - Holy Spirit -7.4- For whom is the baptism of the Holy Spirit?

IV. WHOM IS BAPTISM WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT FOR? Acts 2:38-39 — "Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call."

The promise of these verses is "baptism with the Holy Spirit" or "the gift of the Holy Spirit." Compare to Acts 1:4; 2:33, and also the context.

Proposition: Baptism with the Holy Spirit was not merely for the apostles, nor merely for the apostolic age, but for "all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call" as well.

It is for every believer in every age of the Church's history. If any believer in any age is not baptized with the Holy Spirit, it is solely because he does not claim his privilege in Christ.