Rebellion

Except for the sulking steps crossing the marble floor, the library chamber room was dead silent. Stopping just short of walking onto the balcony, Michael leaned with his forearm against frame. He gazed at the horizon. The skies seemed unusual; foreboding. The archangel thought it seemed to fit the mood. “I feared it would come …

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The Role of the Holy Spirit in Salvation: Part 7

True grievance of sin is a work of the Spirit. “The man is now a spiritual man, and henceforth minds the things of the Spirit. This is the workmanship of God.”[1] The Christian now fosters different views concerning God and Christ, concerning sin and salvation than he did before his conversion (1 Cor. 2:10-15). As …

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The Role of the Holy Spirit in Salvation: Part 6

Of the Spirit's work of conviction, it simply means, “convincing the mind and the heart regarding certain facts, presenting issues of life and death that demand a choice.”[1] In conviction, the Spirit works in ways that best speak to our personalities. To the jailer at Philippi, conviction came instantly as a witness to the miraculous; …

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This Time

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The Holy Spirit’s Role in Salvation: Part 5

Regeneration “is sometimes called in the Old Testament ‘circumcision of the heart;’ and sometimes ‘the creation of a new heart and a new spirit;’ or ‘the taking away of the stony heart and the imparting of a heart of flesh.’”[1] The Holy Spirit had other roles in the Old Testament, which included a part in …

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The Holy Spirit’s Role in Salvation: Part 4

The act of a sinner turning to a belief in the work of Christ, accepting his shed blood, and inviting the Holy Spirit in to forgive and renew himself is often called regeneration. “Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is a change. It is a radical change into a new kind of being.”[1] We are changed …

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The Holy Spirit in the Role of Salvation: Part 3

Because He is a spirit, certain particulars of the Holy Spirit are ambiguous. Like the Father, the Spirit has never been embodied; and while we attribute the name Jehovah or Yahweh to the Father, and Jesus to the Son, the Spirit has no known name. However, the Bible gives at least eighteen different titles to …

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