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The Holy Spirit is referred to in the Trinity as the third person.  Third to whom, we may ask?  To that question the Jews of Jesus’ day, modern Mormons, Jehovah Witnesses, Unitarians and Armstrongians of the Universal Church would reply, nobody!  They reject the Trinity of the Godhead.  Heated exegesis also took place during the […]

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God: Always There When We Need Him

A beige, rose colored casket stood open and to the left as we entered the room. Soft, downy puckers and a silken fluffy pillow filled in around the corpse. The mortician had done his work, too; very well, some said. But all the multi-colored flowers and all the silkiness and paint on his face could […]

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Guided by the Word

All around me sat young people bubbling over about the work of the Spirit in them. Every once and awhile such exclamations as “Praise the Lord” or “Thank you, Father” penetrated the air. I had never seen anything like it. Here were kids my own age filled with the praise, joy, and love of God […]

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God the Holy Spirit and Modern Thought

“It has become almost a convention that those who undertake to write about the Holy Spirit should begin by deploring the neglect of this doctrine in the thought and life of the Church today.”  This assertion from the opening page of one of the most recent treatments on the subject can also be applied to […]

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Of the Holy Spirit

“I believe in the Holy Ghost.” Such is the concise hut highly significant declaration of the faith of the church concerning the Holy Spirit. Explaining this the Heidelberg Catechism significantly points out that it means: “First, that He is true and co-eternal God with the Father and the Son; secondly, that he is also given […]

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Acts 2 and 3

Acts 2 Introductory Remarks: We have in this chapter the well-known narrative of the outpouring of the Holy Ghost, together with the connected events of Pentecost Day. Perhaps this narrative is so well-known that we are almost inclined to pass over it in our Bible discussion. This, of course, would be a mistake: not only […]

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Galatians – Lessons 21-24

Lesson XXI Living and Walking by the Holy Spirit Galatians 5:16-26   1. The “freeborn sons,” who have the Spirit of the Son in their hearts crying Abba, Father are here admonished to walk in the Spirit, that is, to walk in faith that works by love! Evidently the believers in Galatia, who did not […]

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