Hot answers tagged

6

This is from an article in Tabletalk magazine, which is produced by Ligonier Ministries. It is written by Robert Rothwell and supposses to be the voice of Reformed Christianity on the topic of cessationism. There is much in the article describing the purpose of audible contact from the HS to the individual and why those purposes are expired. We ...


6

And how exactly would you rather have him start ? (Acts 2:22) Men of Israel, listen to this message: Jesus of Nazareth was a GOD certified by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs, which God did among you through Him, as you yourselves know. Don't you recall what happened the last time around ? (John 5:17-18) Jesus answered them: My Father works ...


5

The very words of Jesus on that matter are clear and are repeated below: John 15:26-27: “When the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he shall testify of me. And you also shall bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning”. John 16:8-14: “And when he is come, he ...


4

To answer this question I will examine the following verses - most of which were quoted by the OP. Eph 1:13, 4:30 - And in Him, having heard and believed the word of truth—the gospel of your salvation—you were sealed with the promised Holy Spirit ... And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, in whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. Thus, all ...


4

This theory is not at all plausible. Judas the Galilean is known to us from 2 sources: Luke (Acts 5:37) & Josephus (e.g. Antiquities 18.1). Both sources also make reference to Jesus and know Him as a distinct individual. Thus the problem boils down as follows: If either Luke or Josephus (or both) is a reliable historical source with respect to Judas, ...


4

One Hebrew word for “praise” is yadah, meaning “praise, give thanks, or confess.” Another word often translated “praise” in the Old Testament is zamar, “sing praise.” A third word translated “praise” is halal (the root of hallelujah), meaning “to praise, honour, or commend.” All three terms contain the idea of giving thanks and honour to our God who is ...


3

Short Answer Among those who practice "speaking in tongues" they would have understood the activity as something other than angelic speech in heaven (no one has heard it) and also something other than angelic speech to humans on earth (intelligible). Long Answer Anthony C. Thiselton's NIGT Commentary on 1 Corinthians (2013) provides extensive ...


3

What, according to Jesus, is the primary purpose and objective . . . ? What was achieved at Pentecost was the propagation of the gospel to many parts of the world, those hearing it in their own language taking it back to where they came from. That achievement was what was originally purposed : the spread of the gospel world-wide. He shall glorify me: for ...


3

It's simple, Paul was going to established synagogues to meet with Jews to convert them to Christianity as is essentially stated in Acts 18:4. Those attending the synagogues were Jews or Jewish proselytes (The Greeks). None of these scriptural examples are of Christian Churches regularly meeting on the Sabbath. It just turns out that synagogues are a great ...


3

One of the most impressive stories that I have heard, related to xenolalia, is the case of a 1976 lecture at Concordia Theological Seminary in Springfield, Illinois. This is the same Lutheran Seminary that is now in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. According to the book "Welcome, Holy Spirit" - edited by Larry Christenson (Augsburg Press, 1987), Risto Santala ...


3

Do all believers receive the Holy Spirit at conversion but only a few are filled with [empowered by] the Holy Spirit post conversion? Let's trace the Biblical record and then outline the denominational views. On the 8th day of Tabernacles, Jesus said this to set up our understanding. In the last day, that great day of the feast, Jesus stood and cried, ...


2

In John 15 Jesus declares that He is the true vine and that the Father is the vine dresser. Professing believers are the branches in the vine and they are there to produce fruit abundantly. The vine dresser (God) works to keep the vine healthy and increase fruit production by variously removing fruitless branches and pruning those that have some production ...


2

Are there any documented cases of “Acts 2 type” tongue speaking (i.e. understood by a foreigner) in recent history (19th century on)? I have not heard of this being done in modern times, say from the 19th century on, but that does not mean that it has not been done. I am simply not aware of any modern cases of it. The closest example of it, can be seen in my ...


2

Catholics do not receive "small pieces of sacramental bread", but the Body of Christ (i.e., consecrated Hosts), under the appearances of bread. Cornelius à Lapide, S.J., on 1 Corinthians 11:21: at the time of S. Paul, in imitation of Christ, who, after the common meal* on the Passover lamb, instituted the Eucharist, the Christians instituted ...


2

OP: What, according to Jesus, is the primary purpose and objective of sending the Holy Spirit at Pentecost? For the initial start of the church, the purpose of sending the Spirit was to birth the leaders (witnesses of life, death, burial, resurrection) to go forth with power to prove the fulfillment of the prophecies about Christ Jesus. Acts 1:8 But you ...


2

John 16:12-14 New International Version 12 “I have much more to say to you, more than you can now bear. 13 But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come. 14 He will glorify me because it is from me that he will receive ...


1

Both in Biblical times and modern times, the two great dangers the Scripture warns against are idolatry (failing to recognize God as Creator and worthy of praise) and immorality (injustice against our fellow humans and disobedience to God) and the two are often linked. In Romans 1, we see that idolatry leads to immorality. Worshiping money is one example of ...


1

They would interpret it in light of the whole of the Scripture, with many many passages that together show that Jesus is God. They would not paraphrase this verse differently than it is written, because there is no need to do so. God chose it to be as it is, and it is not in conflict with Trinitarianism.


1

What, according to Jesus, is the primary purpose and objective of sending the Holy Spirit at Pentecost? If we restrict ourselves only to passages in which Jesus explicitly addresses the event that was about to take place at Pentecost, we then need to pay attention to Luke 24:46-49 and Acts 1:4-8: 46 and said to them, “Thus it is written, that the Christ ...


1

What, according to Jesus, is the primary purpose and objective of sending the Holy Spirit at Pentecost? 25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I ...


1

The Jewish tradition is that Pentecost commemorates the day that God established his covenant with the physical nation of Israel, making them his chosen people by giving the Ten Commandments to Moses. Similarly, Pentecost is when God established his new covenant with the spirtitual nation of Israel, making them his chosen people. Jesus foretold this event: “...


1

I am baffled by the nature of these answers and don't see how any of them answer the question. There are two things that I am accustomed to call glossolalia and xenoglossolalia; the first is so well documented in number that I would not be surprised to find well-documented cases. That is where someone speaks a language they ought to not know and another ...


1

(note: much confusion comes from the translated and interpreted Greek texts. To clarify I will quote the English as written and then offer a translation that is closer to the Greek without denominational interpretations). Sealed upon rebirth The Holy Spirit seals those who believe in Jesus Christ and are saved. “ “Jesus answered, “Truly, truly, I say to you,...


1

Do all believers receive the Holy Spirit at conversion but only those confirmed are then more filled with the Holy Spirit post conversion? Yes to the first part and yes and yes to the second part according to the which Christian tradition one is dealing with. We all the grace of the Holy Spirit at conversion, baptism and even later on in life. The Holy ...


1

That Saul had some familiarity with Greek literature is shown by a number of passages, for example: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring. (Acts 17:28) (this sermon, given in Athens, would have been delivered in Greek) So there's no issue with the idea that Jesus would ...


Only top voted, non community-wiki answers of a minimum length are eligible