What Is the Gift of the Holy Spirit in Acts 2:38? By Wayne Jackson To a multitude assembled on the day of Pentecost the apostle Peter declared: “Repent ye, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins; and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit” (Acts 2:38, ASV). The identity of “the gift of the Holy Spirit,” as that expression is used […]
The Resurrection is one of the pillars of the Christian faith. But why? Why was the resurrection so important to the early church? What if there were no resurrection? What if Jesus had not been raised back to life from the dead? In one of his letters to the Corinthians, Paul explains why the resurrection was so important to him and, by extension, the church. Notice some of what he said in his letter to
If a person dies, will he live again?” That was the question Job asked many years ago. It is a question that many have asked and pondered since then. It is as question that remains to this day. For many, if not most, it is a difficult question, but for the Christian, the answer is easy because of the resurrection of Jesus Christ, which occupies a central place in the New Testament and which,
That is a question one needs to consider, seriously, IF one is going to use it to determine one’s faith and practice. So, then, is the Bible inspired by God? I do NOT believe it is. That may sound strange coming from someone who claims to be a Christian, but, before you brand me a heretic or an atheist, give me a chance to explain why I say that. First, let us consider the many
Some say He died for all … some say He died for most … and some say He died for a few. What does the Bible say? Did Jesus Christ die for all people or did He only die for some (the Elect)? ACCORDING TO THE OLD TESTAMENT Psalm 22:27-29 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn to the LORD, And all the families of the nations shall worship before You.
Salvation is by grace In Ephesians 2:8, Paul makes it clear we are/have been saved “by grace” and then emphasizes the point by saying, in the next verse, Ephesians 2:9, that it is “not by works”. As if that were not enough, Paul tells us that the reason our salvation is not by works is so that we would have no reason to boast. So what does Paul mean by “saved by grace”? By
Jesus is the central figure in Christianity, so it is not surprising that the Bible says a lot about Him. In this post, we take a brief look at the Person and Work of Jesus Christ, who walked on earth as Jesus of Nazareth. The Bible tells us that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, but the Bible also makes it clear that Jesus Christ is God the Son. As many passages point