The following articles are related to the topic of HOLY SPIRIT

What Is the Eternal Sin?

"What is the 'eternal sin,' mentioned in Mark 3:29? Can it be committed today?" Here is the text that is the focus of this question. "Verily I say unto you, All their sins shall be forgiven unto the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they shall have blasphemed: but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is ... read more »

Do the Imprecatory Psalms and Christian Ethics Clash?

Read the following text from Psalm 69. 22 Let their table before them become a snare; And when they are in peace, let it become a trap. 23 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they cannot see; And make their loins continually to shake. 24 Pour out thine indignation upon them, And let the fierceness of thine anger overtake ... read more »

The Ascension of Christ: A Most Significant Event

The resurrection of Jesus from the dead is the foundation truth of the gospel (1 Cor. 15:13-19). For that reason, occasionally the resurrection narrative has overshadowed the ascension record. But the ascension event is of equal significance, and careful attention should be given to it. Prophetically Announced A thousand years before the Savior's birth, David prophesied the ascension of Jesus ... read more »

The Acts of the Apostles — from Jerusalem to Rome

Christianity has been the most powerful religious force in the history of Western civilization. Whence its origin? It exploded into existence in Jerusalem twenty centuries ago, and swept across the landscape of antique society like a storm in full fury. By the time of Stephen's death, Jerusalem could boast of 20,000 Christians. As the first century drew to a close, ... read more »

Who Is Lucifer?

"I have heard the devil referred to as 'Lucifer.' What does this mean and where did this idea come from?" In the King James Version of the Bible, Isaiah 14:12 reads: "How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations!" The term "Lucifer" was ... read more »

Luke 1:35 – Gabriel vs. Mohammed

Elsewhere on our web site, we have discussed some of the peculiarities of Islam (see "Related Articles"). Briefly, we continue these thoughts here. One of the glaring contrasts between Islam and Christianity is their respective views of Christ.Advocates of Mohammed's system vehemently deny that God could have a Son.The Qur'an states: "He is God, The One and Only; God, the ... read more »

Who Is the “Natural” Man in 1 Corinthians 2:14?

"Please explain this passage from First Corinthians.'Now the natural man receives not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged' (2:14)." The passage is a difficult one due to the complexity of the phraseology.Moreover, its obscurity has been further shrouded by considerable theological baggage that ... read more »

John 3:8 – The Spirit Breathes

In His conversation with Nicodemas regarding the new birth, Jesus declared: "The wind blows where it wills, and you hear the voice thereof, but know not whence it comes, and where it goes: so is every one who is born of the Spirit" (Jn 3:8 ASV). This passage is frequently appealed to by denominationalists in an effort to prove that ... read more »

False Ideas about God

When Paul was in Athens, he declared to certain philosophers (who had gathered together to hear new ideas) that they were ignorant of the true God (Acts 17:23). In our current society, many feel that modern man has intellectually advanced beyond the primitive Greeks. The truth is, a significant segment of our own populous is about as crude in its ... read more »

What About Catholicism’s Ideas About Mary?

"Why do some religions place such great attention upon Mary, the mother of Jesus?Is this justified?" Mary was a Hebrew maiden who was chosen to be the mother of Jesus Christ. Her miraculous conception of the Savior was prophesied in the Old Testament (Isaiah 7:14; cf. Matthew 1:22-23). Mary certainly was worthy of honor as a godly Jewish woman (see ... read more »