The number seven is often used in the Scriptures, which signifies perfection or completeness. The seven spirits might conceivably refer to a group of angelic beings. But …
Why Is the Holy Spirit Called “the Spirit of Jesus Christ,” “the Spirit of Jesus,” and the “Spirit of the Son”?
The Holy Spirit is called by a number of different titles. They include the “Spirit of Jesus Christ,” the “Spirit of Jesus,” and “the Spirit of the Son.”
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND JOHN THE BAPTIST
How are we to understand the Holy Spirit in reference to John the Baptist? From this article the reader will obtain the following Scripture facts:
THE HOLY SPIRIT AND THE OLD TESTAMENT
The work of the Spirit upon the material universe makes it a fit dwelling-place for man. His work upon society makes man fit to dwell in the universe, and his work upon the individual character makes man fit for a righteous and holy fellowship with similar characters.
Is the Doctrine of the Trinity Essential for Salvation?
There is no other doctrine that has been so hotly debated in the last 2,000 years. Christians have literally killed Christians for believing differently. All other Christian doctrines have several different views. This is not the case with the Trinity doctrine, if one ever so slightly gets of course from the orthodox view, it is tantamount to heresy.
SPIRITUAL GROWTH: Only is God Glorified
THIS is so obvious that it really needs no arguing. It brings no glory to God that his children should be dwarfs. As sunshine and rain are sent for the nourishment and fructification of vegetation so the means of grace are provided that we may increase in our spiritual stature. “As newborn babes desire the... Continue Reading →
SPIRITUAL GROWTH: Christian Progress Does Not Make Us Meet for Heaven
Many of those who are more or less clear on the three points considered above are far from being so upon this one, and therefore we must enter into it at greater length. Thousands have been taught to believe that when a person has been justified by God and tasted the blessedness of “the man... Continue Reading →
SPIRITUAL GROWTH: Christian Progress Does Not Procure a Title for Heaven
THE perfect and indefeasible title of every believer is in the merits of Christ. His vicarious fulfilling of the law, whereby he magnified and made it honorable, secured for all in whose stead he acted the full reward of the law. It is on the all-sufficient ground of Christ’s perfect obedience being reckoned to his... Continue Reading →
SPIRITUAL GROWTH: Christian Progress Does Not Denote that the Work of Regeneration Was Incomplete
GREAT care needs to be taken in stating this truth of spiritual growth lest we repudiate the perfection of the new birth. When a normal child is born into this world naturally the babe is an entire entity, complete in all its parts, possessing a full set of bodily members and mental faculties. As the... Continue Reading →
SPIRITUAL GROWTH: Experience More Genuine Assurance, Preserved from Grievous Backsliding, and Preserve the Cause of Christ from Reproach
Peace becomes more stable and joy abounds in proportion as we grow in grace and in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and become more conformed practically to his holy image. It is because ...