Fly closer to the flame
As we read the Bible, we can be tempted just to focus on the parts we understand well and skip over those subjects that are mysterious and confusing. The third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit, is surely one of those subjects! But how is the church affected if the person and work of the Holy Spirit are not studied? More important, how is our own spiritual growth stunted if we don’t understand the Spirit’s transforming power within us?
Did you know that the Holy Spirit helps you understand the Bible better and assures you of your eternal salvation? After you learn more about the Holy Spirit, you’ll understand why Jesus told His disciples that they would be better served by Jesus leaving them and sending them the Holy Spirit than by staying with them (John 16:7).
Did the Christian church start out with all kinds of competing beliefs that gradually, over time, got pared down to the core beliefs we have today? Michael Svigel gives proof that, instead, the early church was unified around the deity of Christ and the Holy Spirit from its earliest days. That same unity today will cause the church to survive...
The effects of God point back to the existence of God. It is by His visible works that we have proof of His invisible character: “For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that men are without excuse.” (Romans 1:20)