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Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit and Inspiration

by Bryant Evans on January 26, 2014

Scripture declares it is inspired. “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16, 17, ESV) Here, in the English Standard Version (ESV), translators have chosen to interpret […]

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3 Rules for Holy Spirit Studies

by Bryant Evans on January 19, 2014

Many people study the Holy Spirit. This divine member of the Godhead is often seen as a mysterious and unknowable Bible character. Sometimes, what people think they know about the Spirit is actually a blending of a little Bible and a whole lot of misinformation from wealth-seeking television preachers and book-selling authors who know that […]

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Who is Simon Magus?

by Bryant Evans on December 11, 2013

Simon Magus was a magician working among the people of Samaria. We meet Simon in Acts 8 as one of the converts to Jesus through the preaching of Stephan. We usually speak of Simon the sorcerer or Simon the magician. “Magus” means magician and is commonly added to his name to differentiate him from others […]

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Baptism of Fire

by Bryant Evans on March 23, 2010

Many people earnestly seek for the baptism of fire as part of the salvation process. They read the statement of John the baptist who said Jesus would come and baptize with fire and  the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11). They trust that this baptism of fire is synonymous with the reception of the Holy Spirit mentioned […]

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