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They seem to have been used interchangeably, with some overlapping definitions and figurative usage in the English language before and leading up to the 17th Century translation of the KJV. The meaning of each is, at least in the Greek, dictated by context. Thus, each of these words for the translators in English also had multiple meanings and connotations ...


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The simple answer to your question is yes, there are many such studies, and here is a good place to start looking for them: The Nature of Spiritual Transformation - A Review of the Literature, Prepared byArthur J. Schwartz, Ed.D.


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Fr. Cornelius à Lapide commentates on this verse: Lastly, theologians—and from them, catechists—out of various expositions of S. Augustine, collect six sins against the Holy Ghost; namely, presumption, despair, striving against known truth, envy of fraternal charity, impenitence, and obstinacy. They say that these are called sins against the Holy Ghost, ...


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Your hunch is correct; Reformed thinkers tend to reject the idea that there was some special authority inherent in this group. Instead, the authority comes from God, and the group is a faithful witness to it. Regarding this particular phrase, the 16th century Protestant/Reformed Geneva Study Bible says: Not that men have any authority of themselves, ...


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The question is about the current role of the Holy Spirit. As Barnes (and others) note [Commentary John 14] it was the plan for Jesus to return to heaven after his death and send the Holy Spirit to be with disciples forever. As Jesus said: And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever (John 14:16 ESV) Jamieson-...


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You asked for answers from Trinitarians. This answer is informed by a combination of current Catholic teaching (the Catechism) and Scripture. Other Trinitarian denominations may have differing teachings to refer to. (And other Catholics may rely on other teachings, Scripture, and utterances to make a similar point). Consider the role of the Holy ...


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The Holy Spirit seems to be the One who is responsible for the vision of Revelation and He is frequently seen throughout the book. John was in "the Spirit" when it opens and the "Spirit" was the One speaking to the 7 churches through the 7 letters in chapters 2-4. The Spirit speaks in 14:13. The Spirit carries John away in 17:3 and 21:10. Finally, the Spirit ...


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Revelation 19: 6 Then I heard what sounded like a great multitude, like the roar of rushing waters and like loud peals of thunder, shouting: “Hallelujah! For our Lord God Almighty reigns. 7 Let us rejoice and be glad and give him glory! For the wedding of the Lamb has come, and his bride has made herself ready. 8 Fine linen, bright and clean, ...



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