In nearly every greeting in the epistles, the writer sends greetings from the Father and Jesus Christ. Why are there no greetings from the Holy Spirit?
God's Spirit is the essence of His mind rather than a third person. With this Spirit, God opens our minds, dwells in us, and transfers His nature to us.
The Holy Spirit enables us to become offspring of God, giving us the ability to produce spiritual fruit, the very character, power, and mind of God.
There are varieties of spirit, motivating people to 'go with the flow' and conform to a sheep-like mob psychology. Satan's spirit encourages sinfulness.
In this sermon contrasting Godless spirituality with genuine conversion, Martin Collins warns against a warm fuzzy emotional spirituality without a Deity, a worldly spirituality based upon a worldly syncretism of Eastern and Western philosphical thought, somewhat like a blending of mango and orange juice. True conversion …
The late spring Feast of Pentecost shows the harvest of firstfruits, God's church. It is a continual reminder of our part in God's plan!
The Holy Spirit is never venerated as a separate being. Our hope is the indwelling of Christ, used interchangeably with 'Spirit of God' and 'Spirit of Truth.'
Martin Collins observes that as long as humans have an insatiable lust for power and control, there will never be peace on earth. Sectarian violence and parochial wrangling will perpetuate violence and struggle. God has initiated the process of destroying the enmity between God and man, and between man and man (i.e. Jew and …
Martin Collins, focusing on biblical symbols of light and dark, stresses the physical value of light, including the production of Vitamin D, a natural antidote to cancer, depression, diabetes, and osteoporosis. Sunlight elevates our mood, benefits our immune system, increases our bone marrow, and fights against cancer. …
Jesus Christ and God the Father are one in spirit and purpose, purposing to draw us toward that same kind of unity that currently exists between them.
The fault of the Old Covenant was with the hearts of the people. Christ took it upon Himself to amend the fault enabling us to keep the commandments.
The only possibility of attaining peace is a relationship with God—peace with God through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, which must continually be refined.
God granted humans a limited measure of power and dominion at creation, but not until the Day of Pentecost of 31 AD did their potential become fully operative.