Category Archives: Holy Spirit

God Talks To Me (3 of 3)

by William J. Stewart We continue to look at the claim made by some that God speaks directly to them. Today, we want to consider some texts about the Holy Spirit, and the emphasis on the written word in the … Continue reading

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God Talks To Me (2 of 3)

by William J. Stewart Does God speak to folks directly, by visions or in dreams today? Many in the religious world will answer yes, citing personal experiences as evidence. As we noted last week, such claims cannot be authenticated, and … Continue reading

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God Talks To Me (1 of 3)

by William J. Stewart Occasionally I’ve studied with folks who claim God speaks to them. Typically their claim to divine revelation is made when something comes up in a Bible discussion they disagree with. The claim is essentially, “God said … Continue reading

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Does The Holy Spirit Jump In & Out Of The Christian?

by William J. Stewart The Scriptures talk about the Holy Spirit dwelling in the child of God (Romans 8:9, 11; etc.). The apostle John identifies that as part of the confidence we can have in the Lord (1 John 3:24). However, … Continue reading

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He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire

William J. Stewart | Is That Really What It Means? In Acts 2:24, we read about the apostles receiving the Holy Spirit. Luke writes: …suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house … Continue reading

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The Promise of the Spirit

William J. Stewart | Is That Really What It Means? As we have stressed, it is important when we read the Bible to set things into their context. Here are a few guidelines to help us set a verse in … Continue reading

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Decently And In Order

William J. Stewart In all things, we want our service before the Lord to be according to His will, not rooted in church tradition, popular culture or personal preference. This is true both in our personal lives as we endeavour … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit : “Active Force” or Person of the Godhead?

by William J. Stewart Is the Holy Spirit a “who” or a “what”? There are some in the religious world who contend that the Spirit is nothing more than God’s “active force”, a source of energy which the Lord uses. Let … Continue reading

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Do People Speak in Tongues Today?

William J. Stewart There are a great number of people who believe that the gift of tongues still exists today. If we were to enter into some religious assemblies, they will engage in an activity which they refer to as “tongues.” … Continue reading

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