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  • Being able to receive wisdom from God – the creator of the universe – would be a treasure! But what is it and how would one receive wisdom from God? The apostle James focuses some on this topic in his [more]

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    What is the gift of tongues?

    What does it mean to be baptized with the Holy Spirit?

    Do miracles still happen today?

    Many today teach that [more]

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  • Man’s free moral agency suggests that a person is free to make their own choices. Specifically, they are free to make their own decisions about what’s right and wrong. Free moral agency implies or assumes that:

    1. A “free moral agent” understands [more]
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  • 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]

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  • “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God.” This somewhat obscure statement occurs in Ephesians1 regarding the Holy Spirit. Understanding that this passage also speaks to something that the Holy Spirit does for the Christian today (e.g. seals), [more]

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  • 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]

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  • What are the results of baptism? We’ve assembled a list of the top four results of baptism found in Scripture. Where does “it’s an outward showing of an inward commitment” rank? Check out our top four results of baptism…and comment [more]

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  • It is believed by some that God’s word and the Holy Spirit are the same thing.  Proponents of this idea are often rejecting the idea of a literal indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

    God’s word and the Holy [more]

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  • Frequently in the discussion about gifts of the Holy Spirit, the Bible’s command to pray in the Spirit3 will be brought up. The assumption here is that the few times the Bible actually talks about the Christian’s need to “pray [more]

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  • The concept of a Godhead is a Biblical one. In fact, the word “Godhead” appears a few times in Scripture (in the KJV) including Acts 17:29, Romans 1:20, and Colossians 2:9. Sometimes referred to as the [more]

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  • 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]

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  • 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]

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  • The idea of the Holy Spirit having a dwelling is well established in Scripture. In the Old Testament, the Hebrew word “shekhinah” means dwelling or settling and culminates into this Jewish idea of “Divine Presence”. We [more]

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  • The inward call versus the outward call. Many today distinguish these as two different types of Godly or heavenly ‘callings’. Dividing the spiritual callings found in scripture between an ‘inward call’ and an ‘outward call’ is perpetuated at least in [more]

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  • Jesus teaches that blasphemy against the Holy Spirit is a sin that is unforgivable. The “unforgivable” aspect to this can be alarming and troubling. Undoubtedly, there’s no Christian that would want to be guilty of blasphemy against the Holy Spirit!

    Matthew [more]

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  • Double edged sword Roman Gladius
    The Roman soldier’s gladius was a double edged sword used for stabbing and slashing. It was highly effective in its day. The ‘double edged sword’ is [more]

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  • The seal of God or ‘God’s seal’ is a term that comes up enough in Scripture to take note. In fact, based on much of the published material about God’s seal, there is too often only [more]

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  • Much is debated today about if miraculous gifts (aka “power of the Holy Spirit” in Scripture and charismatic gifts today) of the Holy Spirit still exist. Miraculous gifts as a topic is sometimes condensed into two camps – [more]

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  • “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]

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  • Whether or not the Bible is the complete revelation of God has profound implications on Christianity today. If the Bible isn’t the complete revelation of God, then the door remains open to “other” revelation.

    “Other” could be other scriptural authority [more]

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  • How worship to God happens and what it actually looks like varies around the world. In fact, others’ offering of worship to God in your own community may look completely different from how you worship.

    Of course, there are differences [more]

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  • It may seem like an odd or obvious question, but it’s definitely worth asking. Christian’s should be mindful of who we worship when coming together. More and more evidence in the Evangelical and Christian world today would suggest the [more]

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  • Holy SpiritMuch is said about activity of the Holy Spirit today. In fact, in some Christian religious groups the primary emphasis of their message is the Holy Spirit – it is [more]

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  • Where we worship God has often been debated through the years. Some hold to the idea that worship must occur in a cathedral — an often ornate structure dedicated to the worship of God. Others don’t take much stock [more]

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  • Examining the purpose of baptism seems to be an emotionally charged endeavor. Unnecessarily so! As a topic, baptism is a prominent fixture in the New Testament. Various angles can be pursued such as: what is [more]

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