The following articles are related to the topic of HOLY SPIRIT

Matthew’s Account of the Virgin Birth

Just who was Jesus of Nazareth? Was he "the fruit of an adulterous union of Mary with a certain soldier whose name was Pantheras" as the pagan philosopher, Celsus charged? Was he the natural son of Joseph as German theologian, Adolf Harnack suggested? Or was he, in fact, precisely who he claimed to be, the divine Son of God? In ... read more »

Jesus Christ: Approved, Disapproved, and Proved

One of the most illustrious discourses adorning the Book of Acts is Peter's proclamation on the day of Pentecost. We do not, of course, possess the entirety of the words and events of that remarkable day described in Acts 2. It is not revealed, for example, what the apostles were preaching in those new languages when they were accused of ... read more »

What Does the Bible Say About Miracles?

In discussing the theme of biblical miracles, several important areas of consideration must be surveyed. First, exactly what is a miracle? People use that term rather loosely-frequently, not at all in a scriptural sense. And what are those tell-tale traits that identify the miracle and distinguish it from a natural phenomenon? If folks only knew what to look for in ... read more »

John Calvin and Grace

One of the most influential religious figures of the last millennium was John Calvin of Switzerland. Calvin was born in 1509. At the age of fourteen, he went to Paris to study the classics. He was so austere that his fellow students nicknamed him "The Accusative Case." In 1529, he commenced the study of civil law. Presently, though, Calvin became ... read more »

A Message from John

One of the most thrilling passages in John's first epistle is found in chapter 2, verses 1-2. The text reads as follows: "My little children, these things write I unto you that you may not sin.And if any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: and he is the propitiation for our sins; and ... read more »

How Did Paul Learn about Jannes and Jambres?

"In his second letter to Timothy, Paul referred to two men who 'withstood' Moses. He cites their names as Jannes and Jambres. Supposedly, these were the 'magicians' referred to several times in the book of Exodus (chapters 7-9). Since their names are not mentioned in the Old Testament, how could Paul possibly have had that information?" In the first place, ... read more »

Miracles in the Book of Acts

When we think about miracles in the New Testament, we often consider the miracles of Christ in the Gospel accounts. There are, however, many miracles recorded in the book of Acts. A survey of these miraculous works is worthy of our reflection. Remember, Jesus Christ revealed to his disciples that they would have the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, after the ... read more »

God as a Father

The term "father" is a most meaningful term - or should be; and the most precious association of the term is with God. There are four senses in the scriptures in which the word "father" is connected with God. The Human Family Jehovah is the "Father" of mankind in the sense that he is the Creator and Sustainer of our ... read more »

The Word-tenses of Salvation

When many people hear the term "salvation," they immediately think of something that occurred in their past. Many Protestants believe that salvation was received the instant they expressed a genuine faith in Christ as their personal Savior, and that it never can be forfeited. As we shall notice, these ideas are not accurate. Let us consider several passages that speak ... read more »

David’s Prophecy Regarding Judas

In that period following the ascension of Jesus back to heaven, yet before the day of Pentecost arrived ten days later (cf. Acts 1:3), Peter explained to the 120 brethren assembled in an upper room (Acts 1:13, 15) that a new apostle must be chosen to take Judas' place (Acts 1:15ff). The inspired speaker made his point by combining quotations ... read more »