Faith & Reason Ministries Pneumatology: Doctrine of the Holy Spirit Pneumatology: Doctrine of the Holy Spirit 1. What Does the Holy Spirit Do? The function of the Holy Spirit in the New Testament age is well known and several books have been written on the subject. The evidence that spiritual renewal, or regeneration, was true of such Old Testament people lies mainly in two directions. Wood also writes that regeneration, indwelling, sealing, filling, and empowering all occurred prior to Pentecost. While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus. They answered, "No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." So Paul asked, "Then what baptism did you receive?" "John's baptism," they replied. Paul said, "John's baptism was a baptism of repentance. This passage seems clearly to indicate that under the Old Covenant the Holy Spirit was not behaving in the same way as afterward. The next passage, Acts 1:4-5, explicitly indicates that the coming of the Holy Spirit was a new work. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 2.
Inspirational Bible Verses and Quotes - Real. Powerful. Timeless. Watch Free Full Length Christian Movies Online - 2010 1. TBN Films - Here are several full length movies you can watch online. 2. GodTube (Now Tangle) - Similar to YouTube, but a lot of Christian videos. 3. Way of the Master - Witnessing videos with Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. Looking the Internet over for the best free Christian movies and videos to watch online? Become a Christian Forecaster member and get the latest updates by simply entering your first name and an email address below! Man A Trinity (Spirit, Soul, Body The Christian doctrine of immortality cannot be understood apart from the right conception of the tripartite nature of men. Many think that man is a physical being only. There is a great danger of any man thinking thus of himself. In his desire to satisfy the needs of the body there is the tendency on man’s part to lose sight of the fact that he is immortal. There have been persons who have lived all of their lives either in ignorance or willful neglect of a life after death, but upon their death-bed they suddenly realized that they were more than physical beings. There is an idea also that prevails largely today that man consists of only two component parts: namely, body and spirit. The two following passages from the Bible clearly establish the fact that man is a triune being composed of spirit, soul, and body: The Spirit The word “spirit” when used in the Scriptures has several meanings. The threefold nature of man might be illustrated in several ways. The Soul
Anamnēsis Is there such a thing as an esoteric Christianity, or did Christ overcome and abolish all such distinctions? It seems to me the answer to your question is … yes! While it is true that in Christ “the middle wall of partition” has been “broken down” (Ephesians 2:14), St Paul continues to “speak wisdom only among them that are perfect” (1 Corinthians 2:6). Even though “there is neither Jew nor Greek … neither bond nor free … neither male nor female” (Galatians 3:28), the deacon still cries out, “The doors! Much could be said about the eso-exoteric, or exo-esoteric, nature of Christianity, but a good place to begin is with the Sermon on the Mount, and a good way to begin this beginning is to compare the opening verse of the Sermon with the penultimate verse: that is, Matthew 5:1 and Matthew 7:28. Matthew 5:1: “And seeing the multitudes, He went up into a mountain: and when He was set, His disciples came unto him.” The Sermon, it seems, was delivered not to the many but to a chosen few.
Bishop&#8217;s Blog Catholics Come Home Meaning of Numbers in the Bible: The Number 7 The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 7 Used 735 times (54 times in the book of Revelation alone), the number 7 is the foundation of God's word. If we include with this count how many times 'sevenfold' (6) and 'seventh' (119) is used, our total jumps to 860 references. Seven is the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual). The Bible, as a whole, was originally divided into 7 major divisions. Appearances of the number seven There are at least seven men in the Old Testament who are specifically mentioned as a man of God. In the book of Hebrews, written by the apostle Paul, he uses seven titles to refer to Christ.
Commandments of Christ / via reel The Commandments of Christ The following is a list of commands which form the basis of our life in Christ. Most were spoken directly by Christ; many were added for clarity by the writers of the epistles. Love your enemies: do good to them that hate you (Matt. 5:44). Resist not evil: if a man smite thee on one cheek, turn to him the other also (Matt. 5:30-40). Avenge not yourselves: rather give place unto wrath: and suffer yourselves to be defrauded (Rom. 12:18, 19). This page is maintained by Scott Stewart of the San Francisco Ecclesia in San Rafael, California, USA.