holy spirit

  1. TryingToLearn

    The Holy Spirit and Angels in Church History?

    There are plenty of quotations from Reformed theologians affirming that Adam had the Holy Spirit before the fall (I think the logic is very simple, given that Jesus was filled with the Spirit as well), but my question is whether anyone speaks the same way of angels? Personally, I do agree with...
  2. TryingToLearn

    How Do You Guys Take John 14:17?

    Pretty much every commentary I read seems to take "He is with you and will be in you", as meaning the Spirit was only "with" Old Testament believers, but after Pentecost, it is "in" believers, which seems needlessly pedantic to me, but some solid scholars like Jim Hamilton believe this and he...
  3. Jonathan95

    Christians Struggling with what is Seen as Contradictions in Scripture

    How would you encourage new or maybe even long time believers who struggle with hard sayings in Scripture. If we were to look online I'm sure there are many cults and atheistic movements dedicated to flooding their websites with "Contradictions" in the Bible. If a believer runs into these or...
  4. ERK

    The Holy Spirit, Union with Christ, and Baptism

    How would you respond to this concept? I have a friend who is currently a youth pastor at a pentecostal church, but has recently been studying the church fathers. He has been convinced that Baptism and Union with Christ are one and the same in what seems to be a lutheran sense. He doesn't...
  5. C. Matthew McMahon

    Walking Victoriously in the Power of the Spirit - Do Reformed Christians Talk Like This?

    Walking Victoriously in the Power of the Spirit by C. Matthew McMahon One of the more neglected theological topics over the past 500 years of church history is a practical theology of the Holy Spirit; how the Holy Spirit works in your life as a believer every single second of every single...
  6. A

    Technical question regarding the aseity of the Holy Spirit

    I have a question that I can’t wrap my head around lately and was hoping you guys could point me in the right direction or share some insight into your understanding. 1) How are we to understand the Aseity of the Holy Spirit in terms of the following: According to John 5:26, “For just as the...
  7. J

    Solus Spiritus Sanctus: The forgotten Sola.

    This question is directed at ministers, and those proficient in Latin: is "Solus" the correct word to use here? And why was this idea of the Holy Spirit alone never formally developed as were the other Solas? "For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as...
  8. charispistis

    Reformed View of When Infants Receive The Holy Spirit

    Hello, my sister is witnessing to one of our cousins who is a Roman Catholic, and wants to know the best way to approach some of her (cousin) beliefs regarding Infant Baptism and the receiving of the Holy Spirit. Here is the question. The question that has come up that my sister needs help is...
  9. Eoghan

    Jonathan Edwards on Revival

    I am not entirely sure if this edition is still available. It comprises three parts 1. A Narrative of Surprising Conversions 2. The Distinguishing Marks of a Work of the Spirit of God 3. An Account of the Revival of Religion in Northampton 1740-1742 The first part was rather disparate...
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