There are two Baptisms. The Baptism of water in which is being immersed under water representing dying to the flesh and being resurrected in the Spirit. Then theres the actual thing called being Baptised with The Holy Spirit were brothers and sisters of Christ lay hands on you and pray for you to receive the Baptism Of the Holy Spirit.
Well, there are 2. One is when you are baptised in water. As a symbol that you are born again in Christ. The other type would be baptism of the Holy Spirit where you speak in tongues. I have never done it but I have seen it. It is totally and completely real.
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The Bible says there is only one baptism (Ephesians 4:5). It is how you get into Christ (Galatians 3:27, Romans 6:3). When you have heard the Gospel (that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day First Corinthians 15:1-4) you believe it, and realizing your sins are wrong, you repent (not only are sorry for them, but "do a 180" - that is, determine to stop following/obeying satan and start following/obeying God), confess that Jesus is the Christ/the Son of God, and be baptized (that is, immersed). In Christ you receive the forgiveness of sins, and the gift of the Holy Spirit. Although at that point you are in Christ you need to continue to grow in Him and bear the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5: 22,23). The new birth is of the water and the Spirit (John 3:5). Physically you go down into the water (so you get wet) and spiritually you have your sins removed becoming a new person (2 Corinthians 5:17) so you feel great!