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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
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 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
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
Did Jesus perform miracles because He was compassionate? This is the typical reason given by many. Possibly influenced by the popularity of the “social gospel” in modern Christianity, it’s often assumed that Jesus performed miracles purely as [more]Categories: Jesus the SonTags: authority, Jesus, miracles, Word of God
Helping the needy was a central activity of Jesus during His short public ministry. Whether He was healing the sick, feeding the poor, even raising the dead, we see Jesus helping the needy in various ways. In fact, his reputation [more]Categories: Jesus the SonTags: Jesus, miracles
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
Hearing the gospel is certainly one way for an individual to come to know about God’s will. When somebody hears the “good news” they learn about Jesus, His mission on earth and God’s plan for mankind’s [more]Categories: Christian Living, SalvationTags: authority, Bible, calling on the Lord, gospel, miracles, prayer, salvation, Scripture, special revelation, Word of God
Jesus’ mission is something that can be confused with His actions. What Jesus came to this world to do (Jesus’ mission) and what he did (Jesus’ activities) are not necessarily the same thing. For example, one of the things [more]Categories: Jesus the Son, SalvationTags: definitions, God, gospel, Jesus, judgment, kingdom, miracles, Old Testament, prophets, salvation, sin, truth, Word of God
“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
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]Categories: Authority, God the Father, Holy SpiritTags: authority, Bible, doctrine, false teaching, gospel, Holy Spirit, inspired, miracles, prophets, special revelation, spiritual gifts, truth, Word of God
Much 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]Categories: Holy SpiritTags: Holy Spirit, miracles, prayer, salvation, spiritual gifts, Word of God
The Journal of Joseph [Smith] It seems that there have always been “prophets” of one sort or another. [more]Categories: ProphetsTags: definitions, false teachers, heart, inspired, miracles, obey, Old Testament, prophets, Word of God