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The apostle John famously records Jesus telling the apostles that they would be guided into “all truth”1. A casual reading of this might lead some to conclude that the apostles literally received all truth. It is, after all, what the [more]Categories: Bible ConceptsTags: AD70, apostles, authority, definitions, gospel, Holy Spirit, special revelation, spiritual gifts
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What does it mean to be baptized with the Holy Spirit?
Do miracles still happen today?
Many today teach that [more]Categories: SalvationTags: apostles, false teaching, Holy Spirit, miracles, salvation, spiritual gifts
Sola scriptura, meaning scripture alone, originated as a doctrinal position of Martin Luther’s movement away from and out of the Catholic Church. As a Christian theological position, sola scriptura stands opposed to the elevation of authority above that of God’s [more]Categories: Authority, CatholicismTags: apostles, authority, Bible, Holy Spirit, Old Testament, prophets, Scripture, special revelation, theology, Word of God
The Holy Spirit’s gift of tongues is often espoused in today’s evangelical world as a “stamp” of God’s approval on the individual. In some cases, as with Kenneth Copeland, the gift of tongues is their proof of anointing as a [more]Categories: Holy SpiritTags: apostles, false teachers, Holy Spirit, miracles, prophecy, special revelation, spiritual gifts, worship
There is a common belief among Christians today that Saul was saved on the road to Damascus. The conversion account of Saul, later known as Paul the apostle, is well documented in Scripture. In fact, there are three accounts of [more]Categories: SalvationTags: apostles, baptism, calling on the Lord, salvation, sinners prayer
The Holy Spirit can be a difficult topic to study. As a topic, it probably ranks as one of the most critical in applying a disciplined, Scripture interprets Scripture approach without Scripture weighting. The promise of the [more]Categories: Holy SpiritTags: AD70, apostles, baptism, calling on the Lord, definitions, Holy Spirit, Old Testament, special revelation, spiritual gifts
There are many in the religious world today that claim to be an apostle. More than simply “a messenger” (Greek meaning of the word “apostle”), a title of “Apostle” is given or assumed by individuals wishing to mimick the authority [more]Categories: AuthorityTags: apostles, authority, false teachers, Holy Spirit, miracles, prophets, special revelation, spiritual gifts
God has relied on messengers throughout history, but tracking the messengers of God through Scripture reveals some interesting things about God’s character and His word. It also has rather damning implications for “Churches” and individuals making claims about their own [more]Categories: Authority, Bible Concepts, Catholicism, God the Father, ProphetsTags: apostles, definitions, doctrine, Old Testament, prophets, providence, special revelation
Before we attempt to understand the purpose for miracles, we should probably be clear about what a miracle actually is…at least according to Scripture. A good definition for Bible miracles would be, “an extraordinary event manifesting divine intervention in [more]Categories: Bible Concepts, Holy SpiritTags: apostles, authority, Jesus, miracles, spiritual gifts
Much is debated today about if miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit still exist. Sometimes blended with the “power of the Holy Spirit” in Scripture, the miraculous gifts of the Holy Spirit topic could be divided into two camps – [more]Categories: Bible Concepts, Holy SpiritTags: apostles, Holy Spirit, miracles, spiritual gifts
“It’s a miracle!” That’s an exclamation we hear often and have probably uttered ourselves. It might be used to describe passing a test you didn’t study for or to sum up a great, come-from-behind victory. For example, the great Olympic [more]Categories: Authority, Bible Concepts, Catholicism, Holy Spirit, Jesus the SonTags: apostles, authority, Holy Spirit, miracles, prophets, spiritual gifts
Must an apostle see Jesus? This question gets raised when attempting to justify the appointment of apostles today. The word “apostle” in the Greek (apóstolos) literally means “one who is sent” or “to send off” or [more]Categories: Bible Concepts, Jesus the SonTags: apostles, Greek words, miracles, special revelation
Many today claim to be God’s prophet. In fact, there is a wide belief in what is referred to as the prophetic ministry. Statements like “The most urgent need of the modern church is for [more]Categories: ProphetsTags: apostles, authority, false teachers, inspired, Old Testament, prophecy, prophets, Scripture, special revelation, Word of God
Being baptized with the Holy Spirit (aka Holy Spirit baptism) is a remarkably hot topic – often disputed among Christians today. And yet, there is little direct Scriptural reference to the explicit act of being “baptized with the Holy [more]Categories: Holy Spirit, The GodheadTags: apostles, baptism, definitions, doctrine, Holy Spirit, salvation, special revelation, spiritual gifts