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The Spirit is distinct from “Spirit, a Spirit, and spirit.”
* Daniel B. Wallace comments on “the article.”
* Stanley M. Horton comments on the article “the.”
* John 4:24 in the Greek text has no the article “the.”
* John 3:5 in the Greek text has no the article “the” but v. 6,8 have the article “the.”
* John 20:22 in the Greek text has no the article “the.”
* 1 Cor. 12:3 in the Greek text has no the article “the.”
* “God is spirit…worship the Father in spirit and in truth” is a mistranslation.
* Eph. 6:18 in the Greek text has no the article “the.”
* Phil. 3:3 must be examined to understand John 4:23-24.
* Why should en aletheia (ἐν ἀληθείᾳ) be translated as “in the truth”?
* 2 Cor. 3:17 affirms that the Lord is the Spirit.
* The Bible reveals that the Spirit is quite distinct from the spirit.
* Rev. 16:13-14 reveals that the evil spirits are the spirits of demon.
* The Bible reveals that the Spirit of Christ is quite distinct from the spirit of Christ.
* The Bible indicates that “God” is quite different from “god.”
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All English Versions mistranslate Eph. 5:18.
* Billy Graham comments on the interpretation of Eph. 5:18.
* Michael Green comments on the interpretation of Eph. 5:18.
* Daniel B. Wallace illustrates the translation of “nominal genitive of content.”
* Daniel B. Wallace illustrates the translation of “verbal genitive of content.”
* The Bible shows Greek idiom on [pimplemi and pleroo + the genitive].
* Daniel B. Wallace does newly try to translate and interpret Eph. 5:18.
* Robert Gromacki comments on Eph. 5:18.
* Daniel B. Wallace interprets Acts 2:4 and Eph. 5:18.
* Every English version translates the genitive in Acts 13:52 as the dative.
* Billy Graham inconsistently uses the term “be filled with the Spirit” is the same meaning as “be filled by the Spirit.”
* MacArthur inconsistently uses the designation “be filled with the Spirit” is the same meaning as “be filled by the Spirit.”
* If the following passages are not understood, it is impossible to translate Eph. 5:18.
* Eph. 1:23 requires the term “all” in Eph. 3:19 to be logical.
* Eph. 4:13 requires the term “all” in Eph. 3:19 to be logical.
* Rom. 15:29 shows the usage of “the fullness.”
* The usage of omission is used in Eph. 4:10, which “with all” is omitted.
* Col. 2:9-10 shows the principle of [all + the fullness of the Deity].
* “Be filled with the Spirit” in Eph. 5:18 is from the mistranslation of the Greek text.
* Acts 2:13 does describe the result of Acts 2:4.
* Eccles. 9:7; 10:19 record that wine makes life merry.
* 1 Thess. 1:5-6 shows “with the joy of the Holy Spirit.”
* Acts 2:28 indicates the meaning of Eph. 5:18.
* Rom. 15:13 records that God fills the disciples with joy and peace.
* John 15:11; 16:24 record that Jesus fills the disciples with joy.
* The usage of omission in Acts 2:17-18 must be examined to understand Eph. 5:18.
* The “something” in Eph. 5:18 is omitted just as in Acts 2:17-18.
* Klyne Snodgrass comments on Eph. 5:18.
* Ajith Fernando comments on Eph. 5:18.
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The meaning of the Greek dunamis in Acts 1:8
* Daniel had the power and authority given by the king of Babylon.
* Pilate the governor had the power and authority given by the Roman Empire.
* Before becoming the apostle Paul, he had the authority given by the chief priests.
* Gary M. Burge insists that God empowered Jesus with the Spirit.
* Eduard Schweizer insists that the Spirit is the power from on high.
* Merrill F. Unger insists that the power is the Person of the Spirit.
* Stanley M. Horton comments on the power of the Spirit.
* Billy Graham comments on the power of the Spirit.
* John F. MacArthur comments on the power of the Spirit.
* John F. MacArthur comments on the power in Acts 1:8.
* All English versions inconsistently translate the Greek exousia.
* The Bible indicates the relation between power (dunamis) and authority (exousia).
* The term “authority” (exousia) often is distinct from the term “power” (dunamis).
* 1 Cor. 2:4-5 indicates that the power of the Holy Spirit is the power of God.
* The authority in John 1:12; Rev. 22:14 is quite distinct from that in Matt. 10:1.
* God has almighty power and authority.
* God has supernatural military strength.
* The angel of God also has the power and authority given by God.
* Satan also has the power and authority given by God.
* Satan has the authority given by God to destroy Job’s assets and family.
* The Bible shows that there is a great power and a little power.
* The power of the Holy Spirit is quite distinct from that of the devil.
* Moses preached the word of God with the power given by God.
* The power given to Samson by God was great physical strength.
* Jesus has the power and authority given by the Holy Spirit through God.
* Jesus Christ is the head over every power and authority.
* Jesus says that the authority given by God is for healing the sick.
* Nobody is physically strong enough to subdue a man possessed by evil spirits.
* With authority and power Jesus gave orders to evil spirits and they came out.
* A man possessed by evil spirits jumped on seven men and overpowered them.
* Jesus preached with the power and authority of the Holy Spirit.
* Paul and Peter preached the gospel with the power of the Holy Spirit.
* Before crucifixion, the disciples did already preach with the power and authority.
* After resurrection, Jesus commanded the disciples to receive the power.
* The following passages indicate that there is a temporary power and authority.
* The disciples also have the authority given by Jesus to forgive sins.
* Peter who has received authority to forgive sins did not forgive Ananias and his wife.
* What does the phrase “Freely you have received, freely give” in Matt. 10:7-8 mean?
* What does the phrase “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit” in Zech. 4:6 mean?
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The conclusion of the mistranslations on the Holy Spirit
* All English Versions mistranslate the Greek eis in 1 Cor. 12:13a.
* All English Versions mistranslate 1 Cor. 12:13b as follows:
* The Korean Version mistranslates 1 Cor. 12:13 as follows:
* The Chinese Version mistranslates 1 Cor. 12:13 as follows:
* The Japanese Version mistranslates 1 Cor. 12:13 as follows:
* The German Versions translate 1 Cor. 12:13 as follows:
* The French Versions translate 1 Cor. 12:13 as follows:
* The Spanish Versions translate 1 Cor. 12:13 as follows:
* The Portuguese Versions translates 1 Cor. 12:13 as follows:
* The Latin Vulgate translates 1 Cor. 12:13 as follows:
* The Russian Version translates 1 Cor. 12:13 as follows:
* All English Versions mistranslate the Greek lambano
* All English Versions mistranslate the Greek enephusesen and lambano in John 20:22.
* The Korean Version mistranslates the Greek lambano
* The Korean Version mistranslates the Greek enephusesen and lambano in John 20:22.
* The Chinese Version mistranslates the Greek lambano
* The Japanese Version mistranslates the Greek lambano
* The Japanese Version mistranslates the Greek enephusesen and lambano in John 20:22.
* The German Version mistranslates the Greek lambano
* The German Version mistranslates John 20:22 as follows:
* The Spanish Version mistranslates the Greek lambano
* The Spanish Versions mistranslate the Greek enephusesen and lambano in John 20:22.
* The Latin Vulgate mistranslates the Greek lambano
* The Latin Vulgate mistranslates the Greek enephusesen and lambano in John 20:22.
* The French Version mistranslates the Greek lambano
* The French Version mistranslates the Greek enephusesen and lambano in John 20:22.
* The Portuguese Version mistranslates the Greek lambano
* The Portuguese Version mistranslates the Greek enephusesen and lambano in John 20:22.
* The Netherlandish Version mistranslates the Greek lambano
* The Netherlandish Version mistranslates the Greek enephusesen and lambano in John 20:22.
* The Russian Version mistranslates the Greek lambano
* The Russian Version mistranslates the Greek enephusesen and lambano in John 20:22.
* The Greek enephusesen and the Greek labete in John 20:22 must be translated as follows:
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All scholars insist that to receive the Holy Spirit is to be baptized with the Holy Spirit.
* Billy Graham insists that to receive the Spirit is to be baptized with the Spirit.
* John R. W. Stott insists that to receive the Spirit is to be baptized with the Spirit.
* Martyn Lloyd-Jones insists that to receive the Spirit is to be baptized with the Spirit.
* Michael Green insists that to receive the Spirit is to be baptized with the Spirit.
* Frederick D. Bruner insists that to receive the Spirit is to be baptized with the Spirit.
* John F. MacArthur insists that to receive the Spirit is to be baptized with the Spirit.
* Sinclair B. Ferguson insists that to receive the Spirit is to be baptized with the Spirit.
* R. A. Torrey insists that to receive the Spirit is to be baptized with the Spirit.
* Stanley M. Horton insists that to receive the Spirit is to be baptized with the Spirit.
* Chuck Smith insists that to receive the Spirit is to be baptized with the Spirit, and to receive
the Spirit is not to be baptized with the Spirit.
* Where did “to receive the Spirit is to be baptized with the Spirit” come from?
* Where did “to receive Christ is to receive the Spirit” come from?
* Where did “to receive the Spirit is to be baptized with the Spirit” come from?
* Where did “to be baptized with the Spirit is to become Christian” come from?
* Merrill F. Unger comments on 1 Cor. 12:13.
* R. A. Torrey comments on 1 Cor. 12:13.
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On John Wesley’s Aldersgate
* John Wesley’s biography indicates Aldersgate was not the time when he was converted.
* Martyn Lloyd-Jones comments on John Wesley’s Aldersgate.
* The following statement of John Wesley shows that he himself is in great confusion.
* What happened on May 24, 1738 is expressed by Wesley’s own words.
* Heitzenrater’s note affirms that Wesley was filled with the power of the Holy Spirit.
* John Wesley questioned in his sermon in 1744, “Are you filled with the Holy Ghost”?
* Richard P. Heitzenrater comments on Aldersgate of John Wesley.
* The following statement is a mixture of biblical and inaccurate elements.
* Roberta C. Bondi comments on Aldersgate of John Wesley.
* Richard P. Heitzenrater comments on Aldersgate of John Wesley.
* Theodore H. Runyon comments on Aldersgate of John Wesley.
* Jean Miller Schmidt comments on Aldersgate of John Wesley.
* W. Stephen Gunter comments on Aldersgate of John Wesley.
* Randy L. Maddox comments on Aldersgate of John Wesley.
* Kenneth J. Collins comments: Wesley encountered strong opposition before Aldersgate.
* Lycurgus M. Starkey comments on John Wesley’s conversion.
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The element and baptizer of the baptism of the Holy Spirit
* Rene Pache accepts the Holy Spirit as God and the Lord.
* Rene Pache also does not accept the Holy Spirit as God and the Lord.
* Billy Graham comments on the baptism of the Holy Sprit.
* What does the Bible say about the element of the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
* The following passages show the usage of the omission of the baptism of the Spirit.
* The Greek conjunction kai in Matt. 3:11; Luke 3:16 must be carefully examined.
* The Greek kai in 1 Cor. 2:4-5 must be examined to translate kai in Luke 3:16.
* What does the Bible say about the baptizer of water baptism and the baptism of the Spirit?
* J. Oswald Sanders insists the Greek en in the seven passages should be translated “in.”
* Kenneth S. Wuest comments on the translation of the Greek en.
* The Amplified Bible translates Acts 1:5 and 1 Cor. 12:13 as follows:
* Martyn Lloyd-Jones comments on two kinds of the baptism with/of the Holy Spirit.
* Martyn Lloyd-Jones comments on the translation of the Greek en.
* John R. Rice comments on the translation of the Greek en.
* Matt. 3:11 shows the correct translation of the Greek en.
* Luke 7:29 shows that the terminology “the baptism of the Spirit” is biblical.
* Acts 2:32-33 shows that Jesus is the baptizer and the Spirit also is the baptizer.
* Acts 11:15-17 indicates that God is the baptizer of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
* Who baptized Jesus with/in the Holy Spirit and with/in fire?
* Luke 4:18; Acts 10:38 reveal that God is the baptizer of the baptism of the Spirit.
* Titus 3:4-6 shows the baptism of the Spirit is a corporative work of the Trinity.
* R. A. Torrey comments on the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
* John Calvin comments on the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
* Gerhard Kittel comments on the means of the baptism.
* Daniel B. Wallace comments on the baptizer and element of the baptism of the Spirit.
* John R. W. Stott comments on the baptizer and element of the baptism of the Spirit.
* Richard B. Gaffin comments on the baptizer and element of the baptism of the Spirit.
* Chuck Smith comments on the baptizer and element of the baptism of the Spirit.
* Guy P. Duffield and N.M. Van Cleave comment on the baptizer and the element.
* Jack Hamilton comments on the baptism of the Spirit and the baptism in (with) the Spirit.
* John F. MacArthur accepts the Sprit as the baptizer and also the element.
* Frederick D. Bruner comments on the baptism of the Spirit and element/baptizer.
* John F. MacArthur comments on the terminology “the baptism of the Holy Spirit.”
* Merrill F. Unger comments on the terminology “the baptism of the Holy Spirit.”
* Charles C. Ryrie inconsistently uses the term “baptism.”
* Michael Green inconsistently uses the term “baptism.”
* Sinclair B. Ferguson insists that Christ is the baptizer and the Spirit is the medium.
* Stanley M. Horton says that 1 Cor. 12:13 is interpreted in a variety of ways.
* Stanley M. Horton says that the baptism in fire is interpreted in a number of ways.
* Stanley M. Horton comments on “the purpose of the baptism in fire.”
* John F. MacArthur insists that fire in Matt. 3:11 is the judgment of hell.
* Why is the terminology “the baptism in the Holy Spirit” unbiblical?
* If you are God’s son, you are already in the Holy Spirit before water baptism.
* The fire in Matt. 3:11 is quite distinct from the fire in Matt. 3:10; 3:12.
* John F. MacArthur comments on “to be baptized with the Holy Spirit and fire.”
* Robert Gromacki comments on the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
* What does the Bible say about “the reason Jesus came to the world”?
* John the Baptist says, “Jesus will come to baptize with the Holy Spirit and with fire.”
* In Luke 12:49, Jesus says, “I came to cast (bring/send) fire upon the earth.”
* The NIV Bible Commentary comments on Luke 12:49.
* Stanley M. Horton comments on “Quench not the Spirit” (1 Thess. 5:19).
* Billy Graham comments on “Quench not the Spirit” (1 Thess. 5:19).
* 1 Thess. 5:19 must be carefully translated to understand the fire in Luke 3:16; 12:49.
* Before Pentecost Jesus promised His disciples, “I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you.”
* Is. 66:15 prophesied that God will come with fire and with His chariots like a whirlwind.
* Ex. 3:1-4 says that the Lord came on Moses in flames of fire.
* 1 Kings 19:11-14 describes that the Lord came on Elijah in whirlwind and fire.
* The Holy Spirit came on Ezekiel in fire.
* The Bible figuratively speaks of God as fire.
* The Wycliffe Bible Commentary comments on “the wind and fire” in Acts 2:2-3.
* James Anderson and James George Waugh comment on Acts 2:2-4.
* John Heading comments on Acts 2:2.
* The MacArthur New Testament Commentary notes the word “fire” in Acts 2:3.
* Donald T. Williams takes the “fire” in Luke 3:16-17 as the fire of judgment.
* The meaning of the tongues of fire in Acts 2:3
* The fire in 1 Kings 18:38 is quite different from that in 1 Kings 19:12.
* The fire in 1 Kings 19:12; 2 Kings 2:11 is that of a chariot of fire and horses of fire.
* The fire in Judg. 13:20 is distinct from the fire of judgment in Is. 66:16; Luke 3:9,17.
* The fire in Luke 3:9,17; 16:24 implies the fire of hell.
* The fire in Luke 3:16; 12:49 is quite distinguished from that in Luke 9:54.
* The Scripture shows that the fire in Luke 3:16 is distinct from that in Luke 3:9,17.
* Edward Schweizer takes the fire in Matt. 3:11 as the symbol of judgment.
* The Zondervan NIV Bible Commentary notes the fire in Luke 3:16.
* Ajith Fernando takes the fire in Luke 3:16 as two kinds of “symbol of judgment” and “powerful presence of God.”
* Ajith Fernando insists that the word “baptize” basically means “dip or immerse.”
* The Wycliffe Bible Commentary says of “coming up out of the water.”
* Acts 22:16 indicates that “be baptized” means “wash sins away.”
* 1 Peter 3: 20-21 indicates that “baptize” means “wash sins away.”
* The Bible shows that to be baptized with/in water symbols to receive forgiveness of sins.
* Even if water baptism is to wash sins away, the Spirit’s baptism is not to wash sins away but to receive the power of the Spirit.
* John Calvin comments on the modes of water baptism.
* Pocket Dictionary of Theological Terms notes the modes of water baptism.
* John F. MacArthur comments on the mode of water baptism.
* H. Orton Wiley and Paul T. Culbertson comment on the mode of baptism.
* The Bible shows that modes of baptism are three kinds of “sprinkle, pour, immerse.”
* Lev. 14:51 says, “Sprinkle the house seven times with the fresh water.”
* The followings show the actual scene of the baptism with/in fire of the Holy Spirit.
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The meaning of the blasphemy against the Spirit
* Guy P. Duffield/N. M. Van Cleave comment on the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.
* Billy Graham comments on the sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit.
* What does Matt. 12:22-42 say about the nature of sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit?
* “To blaspheme the Spirit is a sin committed by unbelievers” is thoroughly unscriptural.
* John F. MacArthur comments on the sin of blaspheming the Holy Spirit.
* Chuck Smith comments on the modern days’ healings.
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Is the “baptize” of Matt.28:19 only water baptism?
* John Calvin comments on “baptize with water” and “with the Spirit and with fire.”
* John F. Walvoord takes “water baptism” as spiritual baptism.
* Billy Graham comments on “the baptism of the Spirit.”
* Frederick D. Bruner insists the baptism in the name of Christ is the baptism in the Spirit.
* Stanley M. Horton insists that Jesus’ baptism has nothing to do with water.
* John Stott insists that water baptism is the symbol of which Spirit-baptism is the realty.
* Merrill F. Unger insists that water baptism is a visible symbol of the Spirit’s baptism.
* Charles C. Ryrie comments on water baptism and the baptism of the Spirit.
* Rene Pache insists that water baptism is the symbol of the baptism of the Spirit.
* John F. MacArthur comments on the baptism in Matt. 28:19.
* The NIV Matthew Henry Commentary insists “baptism in Matt. 28 is water baptism.”
* “One baptism” in Eph. 4:5 must be examined to understand the “baptism” in Matt. 28:19.
* Robert Gromacki insists “one baptism in Eph. 4:5 must be the baptism in the Spirit.”
* Merrill F. Unger comments on “one baptism” in Eph. 4:5.
* Chuck Smith comments on “one baptism” in Eph. 4:5.
* Nicene Creed says, “We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.”
* “One baptism for the forgiveness of sins” in the Nicene Creed means only water baptism.
* The Lutheran Book of Worship accepts “baptism” as only water baptism.
* The Scripture affirms “the baptism” in Matt. 28:19 does not mean only water baptism.
* Jesus Christ speaks of two kinds of baptism, “Water baptism and the Spirit’s baptism.”
* Jesus who commanded “baptizing them” in Matt. 28:19 received two kinds of baptism.
* Rene Pache insists that Jesus was not baptized of the Spirit but filled with the Spirit.
* Robert G. Gromacki comments on the reason Jesus was baptized with/in water by John.
* Robert G. Gromacki comments on the nature of Jesus.
* Stanley M. Horton comments on the nature of Jesus.
* Guy P. Duffield/N.M. Van Cleave comment on the nature of Jesus.
* The Scripture indicates that the Lord’s Passover lamb should be without blemish.
* The disciples who were commanded “baptizing them” also received two kinds of baptism.
* Jesus baptized His followers with/in water before His crucifixion.
* Did Jesus baptize with/in fire of the Holy Spirit before His crucifixion and Pentecost?
* How did the disciples of Jesus obey the command “baptize them” in Matt. 28:19?
* Acts 9 confirms that Paul was baptized with/in the Holy Spirit and with/in water.
* Acts 10 confirms that Cornelius and his family were baptized with/in the Spirit and with/in water.
* Acts 19 confirms the 12 at Ephesus were baptized with/in water and with/in the Spirit.
* John Calvin insists that Paul did not re-baptize the 12 disciples at Ephesus with/in water.
* John Calvin insists that the baptism of John is not different from that of the Apostles.
* The Scripture confirms that John’s baptism is only water baptism.
* John Calvin comments on two sacraments: Water baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
* John Calvin insists “Water baptism and the Lord’s Supper” are the only Sacraments.
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The translation of Acts 2:17-18
* Richard B. Gaffin comments on Acts 2:17.
* Chuck Smith himself is in great confusion.
* Charles Spurgeon comments on Acts 2:17.
* The NIV Matthew Henry Commentary comments on Acts 2:17.
* The Wycliffe Bible Commentary comments on Acts 2:17.
* Veli Matti Karkkainen comments on Acts 2:17.
* Stanley M. Horton comments on Acts 2:17.
* Guy P. Duffield and N.M. Van Cleave comment on the outpouring of the Spirit.
* Ernest B. Gentile comments on Acts 2:17.
* The Lutheran Book of Worship comments on Acts 2:17.
* John R. Rice comments on Acts 2:17.
* Joel 2:28-29 must be examined to understand Acts 2:17-18.
* Acts 2:17-18 must be the same record as Joel 2:28-29 since it is from Joel 2:28-29.
* The term “gift” is omitted in Acts 2:17-18 and Joel 2:28-29.
* The Greek verb ekcheo (pour out) requires an accusative noun.
* Rom. 5:5 must be examined to translate and understand Acts 2:17-18.
* Sinclair B. Ferguson insists that the Spirit is poured out into our hearts through faith.
* Acts 10:45 must be examined to translate and understand Acts 2:17-18.
* “Whom or which” in Titus 3:6 is a mistranslation. It must be “of whom.”
* John F. MacArthur accepts the mistranslation of Titus 3:5-6 as authentic.
* John R. W. Stott comments on “God abundantly poured out the Spirit upon us.”
* The verb “pour out” must not follow the proper noun but material or abstract noun.
* Isaiah 32:15; 44:3 must be consistent with Joel 2:28-29.
* John F. MacArthur comments on Acts 2:32-33.
* Acts 2:33 must be carefully examined to translate and understand Acts 2:17-18.
* Acts 1:4-2:39 describes the one story of the facts occurred at Pentecost.
* Isaiah 29:9-10 must be examined to understand Acts 2:17-18.
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All English Versions mistranslate the Greek eis in 1 Cor. 12:13
* John Calvin comments on 1 Cor. 12:13.
* Merrill F. Unger comments on 1 Cor. 12:13.
* Rene Pache comments on 1 Cor. 12:13.
* John F. Walvoord comments on 1 Cor. 12:13.
* John R. W. Stott comments on 1 Cor. 12:13.
* John F. MacArthur comments on 1 Cor. 12:13.
* R. A. Torrey comments on 1 Cor. 12:13.
* Stanley M. Horton comments on 1 Cor. 12:13.
* Donald T. Williams comments on Pentecostal theology.
* Robert Gromacki comments on the baptism in the Hoy Spirit.
* Billy Graham comments on 1 Cor. 12:13.
* Merrill F. Unger comments on 1 Cor. 12:13.
* All the statements mentioned above can be summarized as follows:
* The Greek eis in 1 Cor. 12:13 must be translated as “in.”
* If “eis” in 1 Cor. 12:13 is translated as “into,” “eis” in Mark 1:9 also must be “into.”
* Let’s examine the case, “We were baptized by one Spirit into one body.”
* Let’s examine the case, “Jesus was baptized by John into the Jordan River.”
* Let’s examine the case, “We were baptized by one Spirit into one body.”
* Let’s examine the case, “We were baptized by one Spirit into one body.”
* Let’s examine the case, “We were baptized by the Spirit into one body.”
* Let’s examine the case, “We were baptized by the Spirit into one body.
* Let’s examine the case, “We were baptized by the Spirit into one body.”
* Let’s examine the case, “We were baptized by the Spirit into one body.”
* Let’s examine the case, “We were baptized by the Spirit into one body.”
* Every English version inconsistently translates “baptize + eis” in the NT.
* Acts 19:5 must be carefully examined to understand 1 Cor. 12:13.
* Gal. 3:26-28 must be carefully examined to understand 1 Cor. 12:13.
* John F. MacArthur comments on Acts 2:1-4.
* Donald T. Williams comments on Pentecostal theology.
* The Samaritans have already been in one body of Jesus before meeting two apostles.
* Paul has already been in one body of Jesus before being baptized by (with/in) the Spirit.
* Cornelius has already been in one body of God before being baptized by the Spirit.
* The 12 Ephesians have already been in one body before being baptized by the Spirit.
* John Stott comments on “The baptism is into the one name of the Trinity” (Matt. 28:19).
* Frederick D. Bruner comments on Matt. 28:19 and 1 Cor. 12:13.
* Frederick D. Bruner insists that the 12 Ephesians’ baptism is into Jesus.
* John F. Walvoord insists that the baptism of believer is into one body.
* The following translations of 1 Cor. 12:13 are thoroughly unbiblical.
* The LB, TEV, AB, and NEB incorrectly translate 1 Cor. 10:1-2.
* 1 Cor. 10:1-4 must be examined to understand the Greek eis in 1 Cor. 12:13.
* What does the phrase “They were baptized in Moses in the cloud and in the sea” mean?
* The term “baptize” in Mark 10:38-39 is used of a symbol.
* What does “We were all given the one Spirit to drink” in 1 Cor. 12:13b mean?
* 1 Cor. 10:3-4 explains the meaning of “We were all given the one Spirit to drink.”
* John 7:37-39 explains the meaning of 1 Cor. 12:13b.
* Is. 66:10-14; Rev. 22:1; 22:17 explain the meaning of 1 Cor. 12:13b.
* The Greek conjunction kai in 1 Cor. 12:13 must be carefully examined.
* The translation of 1 Cor. 12:13b must be consistent with that of Matt. 10:29.
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The nine gifts of the Holy Spirit
* Richard B. Gaffin comments on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
* Rene Pache comments on the lists of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
* C. Peter Wagner comments on the kinds of the gifts of the Spirit.
* Billy Graham comments on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
* Merrill F. Unger comments on the baptism and gift of the Spirit.
* Stanley M. Horton comments on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
* Guy P. Duffield/N. M. Van Cleave comment on the kinds of the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
* Harry N. Wendt comments on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
* John F. MacArthur comments on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
* Sinclair B. Ferguson comments on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
* Chuck Smith comments on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
* Chuck Smith insists that the gift of the Spirit is the Spirit himself.
* Robert Gromacki insists that the gift of the Holy Spirit is the Holy Spirit Himself.
* The Zondervan NIV Bible Commentary comments on 1 Cor. 12.
* The NIV Matthew Henry Commentary comments on 1 Cor. 12:28-30.
* Michael Green comments on the Pentecostal position on the gifts of the Holy Sprit.
* 1 Cor. 12:4-6 must be examined to understand the gifts of the Spirit.
* 1 Cor. 12:7-10 records that there are the nine gifts of the Spirit.
* 1 Cor. 12 shows the relation between the gifts of the Spirit and members of the church.
* 1 Cor. 12:27-30 does not record the gifts of the Spirit but the members of the church.
* The KJV mistranslates 1 Cor. 12:28.
* The NKJ mistranslates 1 Cor. 12:28.
* The RSV correctly translates 1 Cor. 12:28.
* The NRS mistakenly translates 1 Cor. 12:28.
* The NIV mistakenly translates 1 Cor. 12:28.
* The NJB mistakenly translates 1 Cor. 12:28.
* The NAB mistakenly translates 1 Cor. 12:28.
* The TEV correctly translates 1 Cor. 12:28.
* The NAS mistakenly translates 1 Cor. 12:28.
* The NAU mistakenly translates 1 Cor. 12:28.
* The NLT correctly translates 1 Cor. 12:28.
* The RWB mistakenly translates 1 Cor. 12:28.
* The YLT mistakenly translates 1 Cor. 12:28.
* The Amplified Bible incorrectly translates 1 Cor. 12:28.
* The NEB correctly translates 1 Cor. 12:28.
* Rom. 12:4-8 does not list the gifts of the Spirit but the kinds of the functions of members.
* The NIV mistakenly translates Rom. 12:6-8.
* The NIV Matthew Henry Commentary itself is in great confusion on Rom. 12:6-8.
* Rom. 12:6-8 must be translated as follows:
* The RSV mistakenly translates Rom. 12:6-8.
* The NRS mistakenly translates Rom. 12:6-8.
* The KJV mistakenly translates Rom. 12:6-8.
* The NKJ mistakenly translates Rom. 12:6-8.
* The NJB mistakenly translates Rom. 12:6-8.
* The NAB mistakenly translates Rom. 12:6-8.
* The LB mistakenly translates Rom. 12:6-8.
* The TEV mistakenly translates Rom. 12:6-8.
* The AB mistakenly translates Rom. 12:6-8.
* The NEB mistakenly translates Rom. 12:6-8.
* The NLT mistakenly translates Rom. 12:6-8.
* The RWB mistakenly translates Rom. 12:6-8.
* Eph. 4:11-12 does not list the gifts of the Spirit but the offices of members of the church.
* The NIV Matthew Henry Commentary comments on Eph. 4:11-12.
* Billy Graham comments on Eph. 4:11-12.
* H. Orton Wiley and Paul T. Culberson comment on the gifts of the Holy Spirit.
* Paul was appointed an apostle, prophet, evangelist, pastor, and teacher.
* 1 Tim. 3:1-2 indicates that a bishop is not the gift of the Holy Spirit.
* Acts 19:11-12 indicates that the apostle is not a gift of the Holy Spirit.
* The translation and interpretation of 1 Peter 4:10
* Acts 6 indicates that the offices of members are distinct from the gifts of the Spirit.
* Billy Graham insists that every believer possesses one or more gifts of the Spirit.
* Merrill F. Unger insists that every believer possesses one or more gifts of the Spirit.
* Stanley M. Horton insists that every believer has his own gift.
* Acts 19:4-7 indicates that every believer does not possess one or more gifts of the Spirit.
* Rom. 1:7-12 indicates that every believer does not possess one or more gifts of the Spirit.
* Luke 11:11-13 indicates every believer does not possess one or more gifts of the Spirit.
* The book of Acts confirms the power of the Spirit is composed of the nine gifts of the Spirit.
* Peter received the power of the Spirit, i.e., the gifts of the Spirit on the day of Pentecost.
* Stanley M. Horton comments on the relation between the gifts and power of the Spirit.
* The manifestation of the invisible Spirit means the demonstration of the Spirit’s power.
* The translation and interpretation of Acts 2:38
* Robert Hanna comments on Acts 2:38.
* Eph. 3:7 shows the usage of an appositional genitive.
* John 4:10 does not show the usage of an appositional genitive.
* Acts 2:32-37 indicates the meaning of the gift of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:38.
* The Zondervan NIV Bible Commentary comments on Acts 2:38.
* The Wycliffe Bible Commentary comments on Acts 2:38.
* J. Rodman Williams comments on Acts 2:38.
* Frederick D. Bruner comments on Acts 2:38.
* John R. W. Stott comments on Acts 2:38.
* Stanley M. Horton comments on Acts 2:38.
* Harry N. Wendt comments on Acts 2:38.
* Eduard Schweizer comments on Acts 2:38.
* Guy P. Duffield/N.M. Van Cleave comment on Luke 11:13.
* John F. Walvoord insists that the Holy Spirit is a gift.
* H. Orton Wiley and Paul T. Culberson insist that the Holy Spirit is both Gift and Giver.
* Chuck Smith comments on Acts 10:45.
* Daniel B. Wallace comments on “interrogative pronoun” in Luke 11:13.
* Frederick D. Bruner identifies the gift in Acts 8:20 with the Spirit.
* Matt. 10:1-8; Luke 9:1-3 confirm that power and authority is the gift of God/the Spirit.
* Matt. 10:8 confirms that the power given by Jesus is the gift of the Holy Spirit.
* Frederick D. Bruner insists that the gift of the Spirit in Acts 10:45 is conversion.
* John Calvin insists that natural talents are the gifts of the Spirit.
* William Barclay insists that natural talents are the gifts of the Spirit.
* Billy Graham insists that natural talents are the gifts of the Spirit.
* Michael Green insists that natural talents are the gifts of the Spirit.
* Exodus does not indicate that natural talents are the gifts of the Spirit.
* A carpenter must have different types of tools. A servant of Jesus must have different types of tools, the gifts of the Spirit.
* All believers are called Jesus’ soldiers who have different kinds of weapons/gifts.
* The service of the priesthood is a gift given by God but it is not called the gift of the Spirit.
* The eternal life in Christ is a gift given by God but it is not called the gift of the Spirit.
* The salvation is the gift of God but it is not called the gift of the Spirit.
* To be happy in his work is a gift of God but it is not called the gift of the Spirit.
* Harry Wendit insists that love is the gift of the Holy Spirit.
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What the Bible says about the Trinity
* The Bible affirms that there are three separate Gods and Persons.
* The Bible affirms that there are three Spirits but one Spirit.
* The OT states that Jesus Christ is the Son and He also is the Father.
* Jesus Himself says that He is not the Father and He also is the Father.
* The following passages show that two Gods [the Father and the Son] are one.
* The following passages show that there are three but these three are one.
* The Scripture states that there are three Lords but one Lord.
* The Hebrew text affirms that God is plural and also singular.
* The NT affirms that God is singular and also plural.
* The NT explains the meaning of “Our home” spoken by Jesus.
* The Scripture proves that God exists as trinity, and three Gods are co-workers.
* The doctrine of the Trinity written in the Scripture is a paradox outside the Scripture.
* The doctrine of the Trinity is by no means a paradox within the Scripture.
* The Athanasian Creed comments on the doctrine of the Trinity.
* Paul Althaus comments on the Trinity of Martin Luther.
* John Calvin comments on the subject “Oneness” of the doctrine of the Trinity.
* John Calvin comments on the subject “Threeness” of the doctrine of the Trinity.
* Billy Graham comments on the doctrine of the Trinity.
* Harry N. Wendt comments on the doctrine of the Trinity.
* Stanley M. Horton comments on the doctrine of the Trinity.
* Chuck Smith comments on the doctrine of the Trinity.
* Guy P. Duffield and Nathaniel M. Van Cleave comment on the doctrine of the Trinity.
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All English Versions mistranslate “the Greek lambano + the Holy Spirit.”
* John R. W. Stott comments on “receive the Holy Spirit.”
* Merrill F. Unger comments on the book of Acts.
* Richard B. Gaffin comments on “receive the Holy Spirit.”
* John F. MacArthur comments on “receive the Holy Spirit.”
* Robert Gromacki comments on “receive the Holy Spirit.”
* R. A. Torrey comments on “receive the Holy Spirit.”
* Guy P. Duffield/N.M. Van Cleave comment on “receive the Holy Spirit.”
* Billy Graham comments on “receive the Holy Spirit.”
* Stanley M. Horton comments on “receive the Holy Spirit.”
* The literal records of the Gospel of John reveal that they are not in consistency.
* Frederick D. Bruner comments on John 7:37-39.
* If the NT reveals that Paul’s writings and works are in inconsistency, it is illogical.
* If the NT shows that the words of Paul are quite different from his works, it is illogical.
* The NT shows that the 120 disciples have already received the Spirit before Pentecost.
* How can the Greek verb lambano be translated?
* Acts 1:8; 2:3-4 demonstrate the meaning of the Greek lambano.
* Acts 2:3-4; 10:47 demonstrate the meaning of the Greek lambano.
* Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:22; 4:1 demonstrate the meaning of the Greek lambano.
* Acts 8:14-17; 9:17-18 demonstrate the meaning of the Greek lambano.
* Acts 2:3-4; 19:2-7 demonstrate the meaning of the Greek lambano.
* John 7:39; Acts 2:3-4; 2:32-33 demonstrate the meaning of the Greek lambano.
* John 20:22; Acts 2:4; 10:47; 11:15-17 demonstrate the meaning of the Greek lambano.
* The Bible shows a strict principle of translation of the Greek verb lambano.
* Some disciples of Jesus were the disciples of John the Baptist before meeting Jesus.
* God is God the Father of all sons of God in all ages.
* Gen. 4-5 must be thoroughly examined to understand Gen. 6:3.
* Why did God say of the word of Gen. 6:3? What does it mean?
* Gen. 6:5-13 must be examined to translate and interpret Gen. 6:3.
* All believers in OT days received God and they became all sons of God.
* All believers in NT days received God and they became all sons of God.
* All believers received the Holy Spirit, and by Him they cry, “Abba, Father.”
* The Greek lambano in John 1:11-12 means “to receive.”
* The Greek lambano in John 13:20 means “to receive.”
* The Greek ‘lambano the Spirit’ in Rom. 8:14-16 means “to receive the Spirit.”
* The Greek ‘lambano the Spirit’ in John 14:17 means “to receive the Spirit.”
* The Greek lambano in John 7:39 must be translated as “to be filled with.”
* “The Spirit was not yet given” in John 7:39b is a mistranslation.
* Sinclair B. Ferguson comments on John 7:37-39.
* R. A. Torrey comments on John 7:37-39.
* John F. MacArthur comments on John 7:37-39.
* Stanley M. Horton comments on John 7:37-39.
* All English Versions, without a single exception, mistranslate John. 20:22.
* The following comments are based on the modern translation of John 20:22.
* John 20:28 must be carefully examined to translate John 20:22.
* John 7:37 must be carefully examined to translate John 20:22.
* The Greek kai in John 20:28 must be examined to translate it in John 20:22.
* John 7:37 has no the Greek conjunction καὶ.
* “He breathed on them and said” in John 20:22a must be “He said in a soft voice.”
* Richard B. Gaffin comments on John 20:22.
* Sinclair B. Ferguson comments on John 20:21-23.
* Robert Gromacki comments on John 20:22.
* The NIV Application Commentary of John comments on John 20:22.
* R. A. Torrey comments on John 20:22.
* Stanley M. Horton comments on John 20:22.
* Chuck Smith comments on John 20:22.
* Martyn Lloyd-Jones comments on John 20:22.
* The 120 disciples did not receive the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost.
* Billy Graham comments on “to receive the Holy Spirit.”
* The Greek lambano in Acts 8:14-19 must be translated as “to be filled with.”
* Billy Graham comments on the Samaritan believers.
* John F. Walvoord comments on the Samaritan believers.
* John R. W. Stott comments on the Samaritan believers.
* Stanley M. Horton comments on the Samaritan believers.
* Chuck Smith comments on the Samaritan believers.
* The Greek lambano in Acts 10:47 must be translated as “to be filled with.”
* The Greek lambano in Acts 19:2 must be translated as “to be filled with.”
* John F. Walvoord comments on Acts 19:1-7.
* Stanley M. Horton comments on Acts 19:1-7.
* Frederick D. Bruner comments on Acts 19:1-7.
* Chuck Smith comments on Acts 19:1-7.
* The Greek lambano in 1 Cor. 2:12 must be translated as “to receive.”
* The Greek lambano in Gal. 3:2 must be translated as “to be filled with.”
* Acts 2:33a must be correctly translated to understand Gal. 3:14.
* Gal. 3:14 shows the meaning of the Greek lambano in Gal. 3:2.
* R. A. Torrey comments on Gal. 3:2.
* Theological Dictionary of the NT edited by Gerhard Kittel notes the original etymological meaning of lambano.
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The meaning/purpose of the baptism of the Spirit
* Chuck Smith comments on the meaning of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
* Rene Pache comments on the meaning of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
* John F. MacArthur comments on the meaning of the baptism of the Spirit.
* John F. Walvoord comments on the meaning of the baptism of the Spirit.
* Charles C. Ryrie comments on the purpose of the baptism by water and by the Spirit.
* Merrill F. Unger comments on the meaning of the baptism of the Spirit.
* Robert Gromacki comments on the meaning of the baptism of the Spirit.
* John Calvin comments on the meaning of the baptism of the Spirit.
* Stanley M. Horton comments on the meaning of the baptism of the Spirit.
* Guy P. Duffield/N.M. Van Cleave comment on the purpose of the baptism of the Spirit.
* John R. W. Stott comments on the meaning of the baptism of the Spirit.
* R. A. Torrey comments on the meaning of the baptism of the Spirit.
* Billy Graham comments on the meaning of the baptism of the Spirit.
* Gerhard Kittel comments on the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
* 1 Cor. 12:13 does by no means indicate the meaning/purpose of the baptism of the Spirit.
* Acts 1:5,8 reveals the purpose of “to be baptized with/in the Spirit (and with/in fire).”
* John R. Rice comments on the meaning of the baptism in the Holy Spirit.
* To be baptized with/in the Spirit (and with/in fire) is to receive the fire of the Spirit.
* To be baptized with/in the Spirit and with/in fire is to be clothed with the power.
* Merrill F. Unger comments on the relation between the baptism of the Spirit and power.
* John F. MacArthur comments on the term “power.”
* Frederick D. Bruner comments on the power of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
* The Wycliffe Bible Commentary comments on “the power.”
* Stanley M. Horton comments on “the power.”
* Martyn Lloyd-Jones insists that baptism with the Spirit is a baptism with power.
* John 1:33 shows two kinds of manuscript, “the one who baptizes with the Holy Spirit”
and “the one who will baptize with the Holy Spirit.” Which is right?
* Merrill F. Unger insists that there is no the baptism of the Spirit in OT days.
* If you do not receive the power of the Spirit, you are not qualified as a servant of Jesus.
* Let’s examine the case of Jesus Christ.
* Merrill F. Unger comments on the relation between anointing and baptism of the Spirit.
* The apostle Paul was baptized with/in the Holy Spirit (and with/in fire).
* Paul says he preached the gospel: not with wisdom of words but with the power of God.
* Paul says, “I am rude in speech” but he shows “the things that mark an apostle.”
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Many scholars insist that to be filled with the Holy Spirit is to be controlled by the Holy Spirit.
* John F. MacArthur comments on the meaning of “to be filled with the Spirit.”
* Michael Green comments on the meaning of “to be filled with the Spirit.”
* All believers are controlled by the Spirit even though they were not filled with the Spirit.
* The 120 have already become the sons of God before being filled with the Spirit.
* Billy Graham insists, “We must not be confused by mere terminology.”
* John F. MacArthur asks, “Why all the confusion and contradiction?”
* John F. Walvoord insists, “The terminology is confusing.”
* Chuck Smith insists that it doesn’t matter what terminology you might choose.
* John Calvin inconsistently treats the Spirit as God and also not as God.
* Billy Graham inconsistently treats the Spirit as God and also not as God.
* John F. MacArthur inconsistently treats the Spirit as God and also not as God.
* John R. W. Stott inconsistently treats the Spirit as God and also not as God.
* Oral Roberts inconsistently treats the Spirit as a Person and also not as a Person.
* Stanley M. Horton inconsistently treats the Spirit as God and also not as God.
* Guy P. Duffield and N.M. Van Cleave themselves are in great confusion.
* H. Orton Wiley and Paul T. Culbertson comment on Acts 2:4.
* Frederick D. Bruner inconsistently treats the Spirit as God and also not as God.
* Robert Gromacki inconsistently treats the Spirit as God and also not as God.
* Chuck Smith inconsistently treats the Spirit as God and also not as God.
* The spirit of Ex. 28:3 in the English version is distinct from the Spirit.
* The Spirit of Ex. 31:3-6 in the English version is not treated as God the Spirit.
* Stanley M. Horton accepts the mistranslation of Ex. 31:3 as authentic.
* The spirit of Deut. 34:9 is distinct from the Spirit.
* If Matt. 10:29 is carefully examined, it is possible to translate Acts 2:4.
* The usage of omission in John 6:11-26 must be examined to understand that of Acts 2:4.
* The usage of omission in John 21:10 must be examined to understand that of Acts 2:4.
* The term “power” is omitted in Numbers 11:25-30.
* What dose it mean, “the Lord put the Spirit on the seventy elders” in Num. 11:25?
* What does it mean, “Do not take Your Holy Spirit from me” in Ps. 51:11?
* What does it mean, “The Spirit departed from Saul” in 1 Sam. 16:14?
* What does it mean, “When the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied” in Num. 11:25?
* 1 Sam. 16:13 and Luke 4:18 show the usage of omission.
* Luke 5:6-7 shows the usage of omission.
* Luke 11:13 and Matt. 7:11 show the usage of omission.
* John 4:10 explains the meaning of Luke 11:13.
* John 3:34 shows the usage of omission.
* 1 John 4:13 shows the usage of omission.
* Billy Graham comments on the relation between “fill” and “full.”
* Sinclair B. Ferguson comments on the relation between “fill” and “full.”
* Michael Green comments on the relation between “fill” and “full.”
* Micah 3:8 shows the usage of the verb “fill” and the adjective “full.”
* Deut. 34:9 and Acts 2:13 show the usage of the verb “fill” and the adjective “full.”
* Luke 4:1 shows the usage of the verb “fill” and the adjective “full.”
* Billy Graham himself is in great confusion.
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The relation between “regeneration and the baptism of the Holy Spirit”
* Richard B. Gaffin insists the baptism of the Spirit takes place at regeneration.
* Charles C. Ryrie insists the baptism of the Spirit comes at the moment of regeneration.
* John F. MacArthur rejects Pentecostal theology on the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
* Daniel B. Wallace comments on 1 Cor. 12:13.
* Billy Graham comments on “regeneration and the baptism of the Holy Spirit.”
* Harvest Rock Church notes “regeneration and the baptism of the Holy Spirit.”
* John R. W. Stott comments on “regeneration and the baptism of the Holy Spirit.”
* Martyn Lloyd-Jones comments on “regeneration and the baptism of the Spirit.”
* C. Peter Wagner comments on “regeneration and the baptism of the Spirit.”
* What does the Bible say about the regeneration of Old Testament days?
* What does the Bible say about the regeneration of New Testament days?
* Jesus Christ confirms that the 120 disciples were already regenerated before Pentecost.
* If anyone’s name is written in the Book of life, he is regenerated and saved.
* Rene Pache comments on the 120’s regeneration and the baptism of the Spirit.
* R. A. Torrey comments on regeneration and the baptism of the Spirit.
* Chuck Smith comments on regeneration and the baptism of the Spirit.
* Merrill F. Unger comments on regeneration and the baptism of the Spirit.
* John R. W. Stott on the 120’s and the 3,000’s regeneration and the baptism of the Spirit
* John R. W. Stott insists that the 3,000 in Acts 2:41 were unbelievers before Pentecost.
* What does the Bible say about the Samaritan regeneration and the baptism of the Spirit?
* Billy Graham comments on the Samaritan believers’ baptism of the Holy Spirit.
* Donald T. Williams comments on the Samaritan believers.
* Billy Graham comments on Paul’s regeneration and the baptism of the Spirit.
* John R. W. Stott comments on Cornelius’ conversion.
* John F. MacArthur comments on Cornelius’ conversion.
* Frederick D. Bruner comments on Cornelius’ conversion.
* John F. Walvoord comments on regeneration and the baptism of the Spirit.
* Donald T. Williams comments on Cornelius’ regeneration.
* Merrill F. Unger comments on Cornelius’ regeneration and the baptism of the Spirit.
* R. A. Torrey comments on Cornelius’ regeneration and the baptism of the Spirit.
* Chuck Smith comments on Cornelius’ regeneration and the baptism of the Spirit.
* The following passages indicate that Cornelius was already regenerated before meeting the apostle Peter.
* The following passages seem to indicate that Cornelius was not yet regenerated before meeting Peter.
* The term “the beginning” in Acts 11:15 must be examined to know Cornelius.
* There are two different terms “who” and “when” in Acts 11:17. Which is right?
* Chuck Smith comments on the 12 disciples at Ephesus.
* Merrill F. Unger comments on the 12 disciples’ regeneration and the Spirit’s baptism.
* John R. W. Stott notes the 12 Ephesians’ regeneration and the Spirit’s baptism.
* John F. Walvoord comments on Acts 19:1-6.
* The Bible indicates the 12 Ephesians were regenerated and saved before meeting Paul.
* What does Acts 19:2 mean?
* What does Acts 19:3-4 mean?
* What does Acts 19:5 mean?
* What does Acts 19:6 mean?
* Stanley M. Horton insists that the 12 were the disciples of Jesus before meeting Paul.
* Billy Graham comments on the 12 disciples at Ephesus.
* John F. MacArthur comments on the apostles’ days and the present days.
* H. Orton Wiley comments on “regeneration and the baptism of the Spirit.”
* What does the Bible say about the purifying of all sins including actual and original sin?
* Randy L. Maddox comments on entire sanctification.
* Martyn Lloyd-Jones comments on sanctification and the baptism with the Spirit.
* John R. Rice comments on sanctification and the baptism with the Spirit.
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“To be filled with the Spirit” is from a mistranslation.
* The following passages must be correctly translated to build the doctrine of the Holy Spirit.
* In “to be filled with the Holy Spirit, full of the Holy Spirit,” the Spirit is not treated as God.
* The principle of the translation and interpretation of (pleres + pneumatos)
* The term “power” in Luke 4:14 is omitted in “full of the Holy Spirit” of Luke 4:1.
* Ajith Fernando mistakenly explains the meaning of the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
* The verb “clothe” requires the preposition “with” as an idiom in English language.
* The verb “anoint” requires the preposition “with” as an idiom in English language.
* The verb “seal” in John 6:27 and Eph. 1:13; 4:30 must be examined.
* Martyn Lloyd-Jones comments on the verb “seal.”
* The verb “fill” requires the preposition “with” as an idiom in English language.
* The verb “fill” in Luke 3:5 requires the preposition “with” as an idiom.
* The verb “fill” in Acts 5:3 requires the preposition “with” as an idiom.
* The Teacher’s Commentary’s interpretation of Acts 2:4 is thoroughly unbiblical.
* Daniel B. Wallace comments on a principle that a verb of filling takes content.
* Pimplemi used as a passive with the genitive pneumatos must be translated, “to be filled with of the Spirit.”
* Let’s translate the genitive in Matt. 27:48 and Acts 2:4.
* The principle of translation of the genitive in Acts 5:17; 2:4 must be applied to the same passages in the NT.
* The translation of the Greek pleroseis me euphrosunes in Acts 2:28
* The translation of the Greek eplesthesan thambous in Acts 3:10
* Every sentence which has the Greek pimplemi and pleroo should be changed into the active voice or the passive in English.
* Can “They were filled with the Holy Spirit” be changed into the active voice? “No.”
* Micah 3:8 shows an example for the active and passive voice.
* Acts 2:28 shows the strict principle of translation of Acts 2:4.
* Col. 1:9 shows the strict principle of translation of Acts 2:4.
* All the modern English translations of Acts 2:4 cannot be changed into an active voice.
* If Acts 1:8 be carefully examined, it is possible to translate Acts 2:4.
* Billy Graham comments on the active and the passive voice in Acts 2:4.
* John MacArthur comments on the active and the passive voice in Acts 2:4.
* Lawrence O. Richard comments on the active and the passive voice of the verb “fill.”
* Stanley M. Horton comments on the active and the passive voice of the verb “fill.”
* Frederick D. Bruner comments on the verb “fill.”
* What does it mean “full of the Holy Spirit” in Luke 4:1?
* Luke 10:21 shows the usage of [full + of + noun + of the Holy Spirit].
* John 1:14 -17 shows the usage of [full + of + noun].
* The NIV Matthew Henry Commentary notes “full of the Holy Spirit” of Stephen.
* Billy Graham comments on “full of the Holy Spirit” of Stephen.
* Acts 13:52 shows the meaning of the Greek conjunction καὶ.
* 1 Thess. 1:6 shows the meaning of “with joy καὶ with the Holy Spirit” in Acts 13:52.
* The Greek conjunction kai in 1 Thess. 1:5 must carefully be examined.
* The Greek conjunction kai in Acts 10:38 must carefully be examined.
* Paul witnesses that he had preached the gospel with the power of the Spirit.
* Richard B. Gaffin misunderstands Luke 3:22; 4:1,14,18.
* Sinclair B. Ferguson notes “If Jesus was full of the Spirit from conception...”
* Luke 1:15-17 shows that John the Baptist was filled with (the power) of the Spirit.
* Luke 1:41-42 shows that Elizabeth was filled with (the power) of the Spirit.
* Luke 1:41-42 shows that Zechariah was filled with (the power) of the Spirit.
* Acts 4:7-9 shows that Peter was filled with (the power) of the Spirit.
* Billy Graham insists that in Acts 4:31 Peter had two fillings.
* Acts 9:17; 9:22 show that Paul was filled with (the power) of the Spirit.
* Ajith Fernando comments on the apostle Paul.
* Billy Graham himself is in great confusion on the subject “to be filled with the Spirit.”
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“The Spirit is in you” is distinct from “the Spirit is (comes) on you.”
* C. H. Spurgeon insists “the Spirit came upon Jesus when He was baptized by John.”
* John F. MacArthur insists “the Spirit came upon Jesus at His water baptism.”
* The Bible does not say the Spirit came upon Jesus at His water baptism.
* The Bible does not say the Spirit came upon the 120 disciples at their water baptism.
* The Bible does not say the Spirit came upon the Samaritans at their water baptism.
* The Bible does not say the Spirit came upon Cornelius at his water baptism.
* The Bible does not say the Spirit came upon the Ephesians at their water baptism.
* The NIV Application Commentary comments on the remaining of the Spirit.
* The Zondervan NIV Bible Commentary comments on John 14:17 and Acts 2:3-4.
* Sinclair B. Ferguson insists that the Spirit comes to Christians to indwell them.
* Charles Spurgeon insists that the Spirit comes to reside within our mortal bodies.
* Billy Graham insists that the Holy Spirit came to live in our heart.
* Donald T. Williams insists that the Spirit comes to indwell the believer.
* Edward Schweizer insists that the Spirit comes to indwell the believer.
* Charles C. Ryrie insists that the Spirit is in the believers.
* Stanley M. Horton insists that the Spirit came to dwell in the believers.
* John F. MacArthur insists that the Spirit comes to indwell the believers.
* MacArthur insists “being baptized with the Spirit means being indwelt by the Spirit.”
* John F. Walvoord insists “the Spirit comes to dwell in the believers.”
* R. A. Torrey insists that the Holy Spirit comes to dwell in the believers’ hearts.
* Chuck Smith insists that the Spirit came into you and began to indwell you.
* Robert Gromacki insists that the Spirit of God dwells within each of us.
* Robert Gromacki insists that we were in the Spirit when we were baptized in the Spirit.
* William D. Mounce comments on John 14:17.
* “The Spirit comes to dwell” is from the erroneous Greek manuscript of John 14:17.
* Matt. 8:28 must be consistent with Luke 8:27 but both are inconsistent.
* Matt. 21:1-7 says, “Jesus sat on them, the donkey and the colt.” But it makes no sense.
* Mark 11:1-7; Luke 19:30-35 say, “Jesus sat on a colt.” It makes sense.
* John 12:14-15 says, “Jesus sat on a donkey’s colt.” It makes sense.
* Zech. 9:9 prophesied, “Jesus will ride on a donkey.” It makes sense.
* Matt. 10:29-31 must be consistent with Luke 12:6-7 but both are inconsistent.
* 2 Sam. 14:27 must be consistent with 2 Sam. 18:18 but both are inconsistent.
* Rom. 8:9-16 indicates that the Spirit lives in every son of God and every Christian.
* John 14:17 must be consistent with Rom. 8:9-16 since both are the word of God.
* Eph. 3:16-17 indicates that the Spirit lives in every Christian.
* John 14:17-20 must be consistent with Eph. 3:16-17.
* 1 Cor. 6:11 indicates that “in Christ” is the same meaning as “in the Spirit.”
* John 14:17-20 must be consistent with 1 Cor. 6:11.
* Gal. 4:6 is consistent with Rom. 8:15-16.
* Matt. 6:6-9 indicates the disciples of Jesus have become the sons of God before Pentecost.
* 1 John 4:14-15 and Matt. 16:13-17 must be examined to understand John 14:17.
* John 1:10-13; 4:14-15 must be examined to understand John 14:17.
* Stanley M. Horton insists that the Spirit has come on us to stay.
* John F. MacArthur insists the Spirit came to every believer at the moment of faith.
* John 14:16-20 seems to be logically inconsistency and contradiction.
* To be with Jesus is to be in Jesus, and to be with the Spirit is to be in the Spirit.
* The OT and the NT affirm that all sons of God are born of God. If they are born of God,
God is with them and is in them.
* The NT affirms that if anyone accepts Christ, he is born of God and God is in him.
* The NT affirms that if anyone accepts Christ, he is born of the Spirit and He is in him.
* The NT affirms that if anyone accepts Christ, he is born of Christ and He is in him.
* If God is with Jesus, God is in Him. Jesus confirms “to be with God means to be in God.”
* If Jesus is with His disciples, Jesus is in them. So to be with Jesus is to be in Jesus.
* The Bible confirms that “Jesus is with them” is the same meaning as “Jesus is in them.”
* The Bible affirms that if the Spirit is with you, it must be “the Spirit is in you.”
* Chuck Smith insists that “the Spirit is with you” is different from “the Spirit is in you.”
* The Holy Spirit was in Christ before the Holy Spirit came upon Him.
* The Holy Spirit was in the 120 disciples before the Holy Spirit came on them.
* The Holy Spirit was in the Samaritan believers before the Holy Spirit came on them.
* Frederick D. Bruner comments on the Samaritan believers.
* The Holy Spirit was in Cornelius and his family before the Holy Spirit comes on them.
* The Holy Spirit was in the 12 Ephesian believers before the Holy Spirit came on them.
* The Bible says that “the Spirit is in you” is distinct from “the Spirit comes on you.”
* What does the Bible say about the meaning of “the Spirit is in you”?
* What does the Bible say about the meaning of “the Spirit comes on you”?
* The verb “take” in Gen. 2:21-23 must be examined to know “take” in Num. 11:17; 24-25.
* The verb “take” in Num. 11:17; 24-25 requires an object “power.”
* Acts 19:1-6 indicates the meaning of “the Holy Spirit comes on them.”
* Acts 1:8 indicates the meaning of “the Holy Spirit comes on them.”
* The OT and NT have many usages of omission.
* The word “in power” is omitted in the following passages.
* The following passages reveal the meaning of “the Holy Spirit comes on them.”
* The Holy Spirit of power came upon Jesus Christ in power.
* “God will put my Spirit on Christ” means that God will put my Spirit’s power on Him.
* The angel sent by God says, “The Holy Spirit will come upon the Virgin Mary.”
* The Virgin Mary praised God and prophesied when the Spirit came on her.
* Acts 10; 11 affirm that the coming of the Spirit is to be baptized with/in the Spirit.
* Billy Graham comments on “the Holy Spirit is upon/with/in you.”
* Merrill F. Unger comments on “the Holy Spirit comes on you.”
* Stanley M. Horton comments on “the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul.”
* The case of Samson reveals the meaning of “the Lord departed from Samson.”
* The case of Saul reveals the meaning of “the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul.”
* David prays, “Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.”
* H. Orton Wiley insists that Pentecost was the inauguration day of the Holy Spirit.
* The following passages reject “Pentecost was the inauguration day of the Holy Spirit.”
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‘Jesus Christ descended into hell’ is based upon the mistranslation.
* ‘Jesus Christ descended into hell’ is based upon the mistranslation of 1 Pet. 3:18-20.
* The Nicene Creed does not state that Christ descended into hell.
* The Athanasian Creed states that Christ descended into hell.
* The Apostles’ Creed states that Christ descended into hell.
* John Calvin accepts “Christ descended into hell” as the truth written in the Bible.
* The following passages confirm the translation of the NKJ and NIV is correct.
* What does the phrase mean, “Christ made alive by the Spirit, by whom also he went and preached to the spirits in prison”?
* What does “the spirits in prison” mean?
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How to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit
* Billy Graham comments on “How to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit.”
* Stanley M. Horton comments on “How to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit.”
* Rene Pache comments on “How to receive the baptism of the Spirit.”
* John Walvoord comments on “How to receive the baptism of the Spirit.”
* John F. MacArthur comments on “How to receive the baptism of the Spirit.”
* Lycurgus M. Starkey comments on “How to receive the power of the Holy Spirit.”
* Luke 11:9-13 confirms that there is evidence of asking for the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
* How did the Samaritans receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
* How did the 120 disciples receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
* How did the believers in Acts 4 receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
* How did the apostle Paul receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
* How did Cornelius and his family receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
* How did the 12 at Ephesus receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
* Why did the apostle Paul long to see the Romans?
* Martyn Lloyd-Jones comments on Rom. 1:11-12.
* How did Moses receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
* How did Bezalel and Oholiab receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
* How did Joshua receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
* How did Saul and David receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
* How did John the Baptist receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
* How did Jesus Christ receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
* What shall we do to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit?
* We can receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit not by observing the law but by believing.
* “Ask and the gifts of the Holy Spirit will be given to you.”
* Even if you offer many prayers, God will not listen because of your sins.
* Stanley M. Horton insists that there was no necessary waiting after the day of Pentecost.
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The experience of the baptism of the Holy Spirit
* Merrill F. Unger comments on the experience of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
* John F. MacArthur comments on the experience of the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
* Frederick D. Bruner comments on Cornelius’ conversion.
* Rene Pache comments on the experience of the filling of the Spirit.
* John. R. W. Stott comments on the experience of the filling of the Spirit.
* Billy Graham comments on the experience of the filling of the Spirit.
* Ajith Fernando comments on the 12 Ephesians’ experience.
* What does the Bible say about the experience of the baptism of the Spirit?
* Jesus Christ experienced the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
* Peter says the Spirit’s baptism is an experience even though he did not use the term ‘experience.’
* Cornelius indicates that the baptism of the Spirit is a definite experience.
* The 12 at Ephesus indicate that the baptism of the Spirit is a definite experience.
* The following passages indicate that the baptism of the Spirit is a definite experience.
* Some Pentecostal say tongues-speaking is only the initial evidence of the Spirit’s baptism.
* Sinclair B. Ferguson comments: the experience of regeneration and the Holy Spirit’s baptism.
* Lloyd-Jones comments on the experience of regeneration and the Spirit’s baptism.
* What does it mean by “the wind blows wherever it pleases, you hear its sound”?
* Guy P. Duffield/N.M. Van Cleave comment on the experience of the Spirit.
* R. A. Torrey insists the Spirit’s baptism is the same as the experience of the Spirit.
* Merrill F. Unger insists, “Pentecost may be compared to the inauguration day of an American president.”
* Frederick D. Bruner insists that the Pentecost’s phenomena were unrepeatable.
* Rene Pache insists that the Epistles make no speak of outward manifestation of the Spirit’s baptism.
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Many insist that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is distinct from the fullness of the Holy Spirit.
* Charles C. Ryrie insists that the baptizing work is never mentioned in the OT.
* Michael Green comments on the term “the fullness of the Holy Spirit.”
* Billy Graham insists that the baptism of the Spirit is not the fullness of the Spirit.
* Rene Pache insists that the baptism of the Spirit is not the fullness of the Spirit.
* John F. MacArthur insists that the baptism of the Spirit is not the fullness of the Spirit.
* Richard B. Gaffin insists that the baptism of the Spirit is not the fullness of the Spirit.
* Sinclair M. Ferguson comments on “baptized with the Spirit and filled with the Spirit.”
* John F. Walvoord comments on the baptism of the Spirit and the fullness of the Spirit.
* Robert Gromacki insists that the baptism in the Spirit is not the filling of the Spirit.
* R. A. Torrey identifies “baptized with the Spirit” with “filled with the Spirit.”
* Merrill F. Unger rejects the doctrine of the Spirit mentioned by R. A. Torrey.
* Stanley M. Horton identifies “baptism” with “filling.”
* John R. Rice identifies “baptized with the Holy Spirit” with “filled with the Holy Spirit.”
* J. Oswald Sanders does not identify the baptism with the filling.
* Martyn Lloyd-Jones is in great confusion on “the baptism and the filling.”
* Why do many scholars insist the baptism of the Spirit is not the fullness of the Spirit?
* Why do many scholars insist the baptism of the Spirit is not the fullness of the Spirit?
* What does Acts 2:3-4 say about the promise of Jesus in Acts 1:5,8?
* What does the Bible say about “When were the 120 disciples filled with the Spirit”?
* What does the Bible say about “When were the 120 disciples baptized with the Spirit”?
* What does the Bible say about “When did the disciples receive the power of the Spirit”?
* Why did they all join together constantly in prayer at the Upper Room?
* What does “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place” mean?
* Did the Holy Spirit come on them on the day of Pentecost?
* Did the 120 disciples receive the power when the Holy Spirit came on them?
* Were the 120 disciples baptized with/in the Holy Spirit on the day of Pentecost?
* Peter says that the 120 disciples were baptized with/in the Spirit on the day of Pentecost.
* Merrill F. Unger insists that the baptism and the filling occurred at the same time.
* Rene Pache insists that the disciples received both the baptism and the fullness at Pentecost.
* Guy P. Duffield comments on the baptism of the Spirit and the fullness of the Spirit.
* John R. W. Stott insists the fullness was the consequence of the baptism of the Spirit.
* Billy Graham: Nowhere in the Bible is there a command to be baptized with the Spirit.
* Billy Graham himself shows that there is a command, “be baptized with the Spirit.”
* John F. MacArthur insists the Bible gives no command to experience “baptism of the Spirit.”
* Matt. 28:19 shows two commands of water baptism and the baptism of the Holy Spirit.
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Many scholars insist that the doctrine of the Holy Spirit cannot be built from the book of Acts.
* Many scholars comment on the book of Acts.
* John R. W. Stott comments on the book of Acts.
* Merrill F. Unger comments on the relation between the book of Acts and the Epistles.
* John F. MacArthur comments on the book of Acts.
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Can we be never abandoned by the Holy Spirit?
* Billy Graham insists, “We will never be abandoned by the Spirit again.”
* Guy P. Duffield/N. M. Van Cleave insist, “The Holy Spirit does not leave.”
* Ryrie insists, “It is true that sin affects the ministry of the Spirit to the believer. However, it does not affect His indwelling.”
* God says, “Whoever has sinned against me I will blot out of my book.”
* Samson’s case reveals that the Lord had left him, that is, the Spirit had left him.
* Saul’s case reveals the meaning of “the Spirit of the Lord departed from Saul.”
* David prays, “Do not cast me from your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me.”
* Heb. 6:1-8 confirms that those who are indwelt by the Spirit can be abandoned by Him.
* Matt. 7:21-23 must be examined to understand “to be abandoned by the Holy Spirit.”
* The following passages show the meaning of Matt. 7:21-23.
* 1 Cor. 3:16-17 confirms that the Holy Spirit can leave from the sons of God.
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The meaning of the term “all” in 1 Cor. 12:13
* Richard B. Gaffin comments on the term “all” in 1 Cor. 12:13.
* Billy Graham comments on the term “all” in 1 Cor. 12:13.
* Frederick D. Bruner comments on the term “all” in 1 Cor. 12:13.
* Rene Pache comments on the term “all” in 1 Cor. 12:13.
* John F. Walvoord comments on the term “all” in 1 Cor. 12:13.
* Merrill F. Unger comments on the term “all” in 1 Cor. 12:13.
* John F. MacArthur comments on the term “all” in 1 Cor. 12:13.
* Sinclair B. Ferguson comments on the term “all” in 1 Cor. 12:13.
* What does the Bible say about the meaning of the term “all”?
* The term “all” in the Epistles written by Paul who used the term “all” in 1 Cor. 12:13
* The Bible confirms that “all” in 1 Cor. 12:13 does by no means mean “all Christians.”
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Did the gifts of healing vanish away since the word of God was inscripturated?
* John Calvin insists that the gift of healing has vanished away.
* John F. MacArthur insists that the sign gifts were no longer needed and ceased.
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The baptism of the Spirit is not once-for-all event.
* The Bible says that Jesus died to sin once for all.
* Sinclair B. Ferguson insists that Pentecost is once for all time in character.
* Merrill F. Unger insists that the baptism of the Spirit is unrepeatable.
* Merrill F. Unger insists that Pentecost marks the first occurrence of the baptism.
* Billy Graham insists that the baptism of the Spirit is unrepeatable.
* John F. MacArthur insists that Pentecost is a once-for-all event.
* Frederick D. Bruner insists that Pentecost is a once-for-all event.
* Charles C. Ryrie insists that the aorist tense of 1 Cor. 12:13 indicates an unrepeated event.
* The Wycliffe Bible Commentary notes that the baptism of the Spirit is not repeated.
* Many scholars insist that the aorist tense of 1 Cor. 12:13 denotes “once-for-all” action.
* The note “the aorist tense of 1 Cor. 12:13 denotes a once-for-all action” is unbiblical.
* Thomas R. Schreiner comments on the aorist tense in Greek.
* If the baptism of the Spirit is unrepeated, how can the following passages be inferred?
* If the aorist tense of 1 Cor. 12:13 indicates an unrepeated event, Acts 2:4 must be inferred to
mean that it is an unrepeated because of the following reasons.
* The NIV Application Commentary comments on the church’s birth.
* Merrill F. Unger insists the church was formed at Pentecost, and not before nor after.
* The Wycliffe Bible Commentary comments on the church’s birth.
* Veli-Matti Karkkainen comments on the church’s birth.
* The Bible records that the church existed before Pentecost.
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Why do all Christians have to receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit after regeneration?
* If the baptism of the Spirit is not received, it is impossible to have successful life.
* How can we who did not meet Jesus and learn from Him become new/different men?
* Billy Graham comments on the power of the Holy Spirit.
* The NKJ comments on the conversion of Paul.
* R. A. Torrey comments on the necessity of the baptism of the Spirit.
* If you are not baptized with/in the Spirit, you are not yet changed into a different person.
* If you receive the baptism of the Spirit after conversion, you will have deep conviction.
* If you receive the baptism of the Spirit, you will have the fruit of the Spirit.
* If you receive the baptism of the Spirit, you will be filled with the joy of the Spirit.
* If the baptism of the Spirit is received, it will renew your strength.
* The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the devil’s work.
* Every Christian is figuratively called a soldier of Jesus Christ.
* What does the phrase “to have clothed with Christ/to have put on Christ” mean?
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What does the Bible say about the Word of God?
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Did the gift of prophecy vanish away since the word of God was inscripturated?
* Billy Graham insists the gift of prophecy no longer exists.
* Robert Gromacki comments on the cessation and noncessation of the gifts of the Spirit.
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The relation between Jesus’ witness and the power of the Spirit
* John F. Walvoord insists that the power to witness did not connect with the baptism of the Spirit.
* Ajith Fernando insists that the spiritual power will enable them to be witness.
* Today’s believers have never seen Jesus just as the disciples did. How is it possible to be the witnesses of Jesus today?
* If we experience the baptism of the Spirit just as the disciples did, we can become the witnesses of Jesus.
* The Bible confirms that to experience the Holy Spirit is to experience Jesus.
* Why did Jesus command those who have already been witnesses to stay in the city?
* Can Christians be Jesus’ witnesses without the receiving of the power of Holy Spirit?
* The relation between Jesus’ witness and the power of the Holy Spirit
* What does the term “witness” mean?
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The invisible Holy Spirit manifests Him through the nine gifts.
* How does the invisible God manifest Him to people?
* How does the invisible God the Father manifest Him to believers?
* How does the invisible Holy Spirit demonstrate Him to believers?
* How does the invisible Holy Spirit manifest Him to believers?
* The invisible Holy Spirit manifested visibly Him to Jesus Christ.
* The invisible Holy Spirit manifests Him to believers.
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