What is the difference between baptism and salvation? Is salvation the sealing of the Holy Spirit and baptism the anointing of the Holy Spirit?
The word baptism, is from a Greek language word, in which the New Testament section of God’s Word the Bible was originally written, “baptizo” which literally means to dip repeatedly, to immerse, to submerge, to overwhelm or make fully wet.
Hence it is quite apparent that baptism and salvation are two different things. Baptism does not qualify anyone for salvation, but those who have received salvation by faith in the Lord Jesus, are expected to witness about it through taking baptism.
The moment a person is saved, he becomes the temple of the Holy Spirit, who comes to reside in him (Ephesians 1:13; 1 Corinthians 3: 16; 6:19) in His fullness – Holy Spirit is a Divine Person – He is cannot be given out in parts, and is not given out in parts (John 3:34). Nobody needs to do anything extra or special to receive the Holy Spirit, other than to believe in the Lord Jesus, accept Him as his personal Savior, and submit their lives to Him (see: http://englishsampark.blogspot.com/2020/04/receiving-holy-spirit-1-introduction.html ). Coming to faith in the Lord Jesus also brings the Holy Spirit into their lives, and this is expressed through different words, like being sealed (Ephesians 1:14) or being baptized by the Holy Spirit (Acts 11:15-17). To be 'sealed' means being given a mark of ownership - the presence of the Holy Spirit within a Christian Believer is a mark of the Believer being the possession of the Lord (1 Corinthians 6:19, 20). Similarly, being 'baptized' by the Holy Spirit means being 'fully wet' or being 'overwhelmed' or being 'dipped' - under the cover of the Holy Spirit. These are all various ways of stating the same thing, i.e., being possessed by the Holy Spirit.