Tag Archives: Holy Spirit

Realism & Retroactive Identity in Christ

By Ken Hamrick John Murray’s treatment of sanctification, particularly his essay, “The Agency in Definitive Sanctification,” makes some surprising inroads toward grasping the believer’s retroactive, realistic identification with Christ.[1] He does not go as far as to acknowledge that the … Continue reading

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Resurrection—No Doubt About It | Answers in Genesis

by Tim Chaffey […] Christ’s Resurrection is the most mocked and vilified miracle in the annals of human history. “Impossible, a fake,” modern scholars say. Yet a closer examination confirms the Bible’s historical integrity. “”Do not be afraid, for I … Continue reading

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Participating in Gathered Worship: Worship in Spirit and in Truth | Founders.org | The Blog

What would you consider essential to worship? What is truly necessary if true worship is to occur? Is it a certain style of preaching? Is it a certain type of music? Is it a sense of reverence and awe? Is … Continue reading

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Can We Prove the Bible Is True? | Answers in Genesis

The Ultimate Proof by Mike Matthews […] Jesus Christ and His followers were fearless when it came to proclaiming God’s Word. What gave them such boldness and self-assuredness? They knew without a shadow of doubt the eternal power and absolute … Continue reading

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Why Do These Pentecostals Keep Growing? | The Exchange | Ed Stetzer

Many evangelical churches and denominations are in a state of plateau or decline. Why aren’t Pentecostals? | Ed Stetzer There are parts of the globe where the greatest church growth is happening through the Pentecostal movement. One of the most … Continue reading

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“Jesus, Continued” Releases Today! | J.D. GREEAR

Jesus, Continued…: Why the Spirit Inside You Is Better than Jesus Beside You is officially available to order starting today! Most books about the Holy Spirit focus on describing who the Holy Spirit is. This book is not so much … Continue reading

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The Elephant in the Strange Fire | Grace to You

by Cameron Buettel It’s been just over a year since the highly publicized and controversial Strange Fire conference. As a Grace to You employee with a charismatic background, I watched the buildup to the conference with a considerable amount of … Continue reading

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But I Can’t Feel God | J.D. GREEAR

If you think being filled by the Holy Spirit means an endless series of miracles, burning bushes, still, small voices, warm fuzzies, and sensations of peace that pass all understanding, then you are going to be disappointed. The greatest (and … Continue reading

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Does 1 John 2:27 Mean I Don’t Need My Sunday School Teacher? | Borrowed Light

In 1 John 2:27 the apostle tells his readers, “you have no need that anyone should teach you.” He says this because they have been “anointed by the Holy One”. As a result of this anointing they don’t need anyone … Continue reading

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Why Charismaticism is Easy | Woven Words and Thoughts

First, let me say I’m not a cessationist.  I believe that the 1st century church and the church today have the same access to the same God through the same Holy Spirit with the same power.  That being said, it’s … Continue reading

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Calvinism’s New Birth Analogy is Unconvincing! | SBC Today

Ronnie Rogers | Pastor Trinity Baptist Church, Norman, OK This article seeks to address the question: does physical birth demonstrate the Calvinist idea that faith precedes spiritual birth? Calvinists argue that the new birth (regeneration) precedes and provisions faith,[1] whereas … Continue reading

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Six Ways to Experience the Presence of the Spirit | J.D. GREEAR

What does experiencing the presence of the Holy Spirit feel like? A friend once told me about a Christian singer he knew who rented a recording studio. After an extensive setup and sound check, she began performing her first song. … Continue reading

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Justified on the Reality of Christ in Us

We are justified by faith in Christ. But is that justification a mere legal fiction, as the Catholics object? Many look for the answer in the analogies of marriage and adoption. While these are good pictures, there is a more … Continue reading

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A Compatibilistic View of Regeneration (Intro)

Regeneration is perhaps the most difficult topic to be debated between the opposing views, due to the intertwining of such topics as spiritual death and life, depravity, rebirth, faith, the role of the Holy Spirit, etc. Call me an optimist, … Continue reading

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How Do We Know the Bible is True?

How do we know that the Bible is true? How do we know that God exists?

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