LUK 11:13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?
Now, this is Godly perfection: pray for the Holy Spirit! For imagine a pedo priest laying hands one you, supposedly to convey to you the Holy Ghost…while he could never possess it as a man of the flesh!
Jesus telling us that we must be born again (baptise): spiritually die, so that we may live.
JOH 12: 24 Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone: but if it die, it bringeth forth much fruit.
JOH 12: 25 He that loveth his life shall lose it; and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal.