THE HOLY SPIRIT (Part 4) The Spirit Makes Intercessions for Us

The study of the Holy Spirit in how He works in the lives of Christians today requires a deep and focused study of the Scriptures. In order to do the study justice and not leave people confused, one would need more time and space than this short article. Let us consider a small but controversial…

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THE HOLY SPIRIT (Part 3) The Gift of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:38

On the Day of Pentecost in Acts 2, the apostles received the power of the Holy Spirit that was the promise of the Father (Acts 1:4-5). After receiving the power of the Holy Spirit, the apostles were able to produce miraculous deeds beyond what mankind could explain (Acts 2:6-7). Many began to wonder as to…

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THE HOLY SPIRIT (Part 2: Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit)

Matthew recorded, “Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him: but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall…

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THE HOLY SPIRIT (Part 1: The Third Person of the Godhead)

The Holy Spirit may be one of the most debated topics within the churches of Christ, and often stirs debate within the denominational world, even among the same denominations. The Holy Spirit permeates the scriptures from the beginning of the Bible in the first chapter to the last book in the last chapter of the…

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MODERN MIRACLES (Part 5: Investigating Modern Miracles)

How does one deal with the testimonies of “miracles” in the modern age? I have met several people in Tennessee, Oklahoma, and Mississippi who claim to be recipients of a miracle. Interestingly, their healing always dealt with ailments that could not be seen like arthritis, chronic migraines, or back pain. However, they tell their stories…

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MODERN MIRACLES (Part 4: Spiritual Gifts Passed Away)

There exist numerous testimonies all over the internet, movies, and communities for the realization of modern-day miracles. Most people seem skeptical of the testimonies of supernatural miracles, while others see miracles in everyday life! Most Christians believe in the miracles mentioned in the Bible, but do the miracles of the Bible still exist today? As…

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MODERN MIRACLES (Part 3: Not Enough Faith)

What happens when the ‘faith healer’ cannot perform a miracle? Often times, the miracle worker will blame the person who needs help and say that the person does not have enough faith! Are miracles of healing dependent on the faith of the individual? Some conclude that miracles cannot be given to those who have no…

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MODERN MIRACLES (Part 2: Speaking in Tongues)

Speaking in tongues remains a common declaration for those who advocate for modern miracles. It may be one of the most claimed miraculous acts mentioned in the New Testament. I meet people here in Aberdeen and throughout Monroe County who claim to speak in tongues; I have heard people describe their experiences in speaking in…

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MODERN MIRACLES (Part 1: Defining Miracles)

There exist several denominationalists who claim to have been witness to a miracle from God. Some evangelists will even claim to perform miracles through the power of God and His Spirit. This series will examine the modern-day miracles and ask the question, “Do modern miracles really exist?” First, defining a “miracle” the way God would…

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BAPTISM (Part 5: The Result of Baptism)

Baptism continues to be one of the most controversial points of salvation, but baptism is also the simplest. One simply gets into the water and allows God to wash aways the sins of the past, nothing more to it. Preparing for baptism mentally and emotional and continuing to walk in the light of the Lord…

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