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Holy Spirit: In Sanctification (Part 4)

The Bible clearly teaches that God sanctifies. Moreover, it teaches that He does so indirectly, by medium of the word (John 17:17, 19). However, some believe that He also directly (miraculously) influences the heart and mind of man. Some believe … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: In Sanctification (Part 3)

The Bible clearly teaches that God sanctifies. Moreover, it clearly teaches that He does so indirectly, mediately through the word of God (John 17:17). He does so indirectly through the influence of the word of God. However, some believe that … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: In Sanctification (Part 2)

Many in Christendom believe that sanctification, that is man being made holy, is accomplished by a direct operation of the Holy Spirit on the mind of man, the human heart. Calvinists believe that sanctification begins with irresistible grace (which leads … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: In Sanctification (Part 1)

Sanctification is “the separation of the believer from evil things and ways” (Vine’s). The verb “sanctify” refers to “the setting apart of the believer for God” (Vine’s), “to separate from things profane and dedicate to God” (Thayer). Sanctification could be … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: In Conversion (Part 2)

Much of the denominational world are Calvinists in doctrine. They believe that there must be a direct operation of the Holy Spirit on the heart of a man before he can be converted. Nathan Rice (a Presbyterian) made this statement … Continue reading

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Holy Spirit: In Conversion (Part 1)

Much of Christendom are Calvinistic in doctrine. They hold to the following five points, known as the T.U.L.I.P.: (1) Total Depravity. Man is born in sin. He is incapable of doing good. He is even incapable of understanding God’s will … Continue reading

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Saints Only Benevolence

“Some brethren have argued that the church is authorized to help church members and their dependents out of the church treasury, but no others. They reason that many times do we read of the church aiding and assisting “saints,” “disciples,” … Continue reading

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