How do we lie to the Holy Spirit? Does this mean that the Holy Spirit is the third person in the Godhead? What does the "whole counsel of God" say?
Just as our human spirit can be grieved, God is grieved by willful sinful behavior—sullying, suppressing, or stifling the Spirit that identifies us as His.
Luke records the confrontation of the apostles and the Sanhedrin. Amazingly, the apostles found an ally in Gamaliel, a Pharisee and grandson of Hillel.
Martin Collins, finding a common denominator in the deaths of Ananias and Saphira, Nadab and Abihu, and Uzzah, suggests that all incidents occurred at a pivotal time of change in the history of the church, a time God desired to get the attention of all people. All five of those executed were not ignorant of their errors: Uzzah, …