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Featured How does a person receive the Holy Spirit?

Discussion in 'General Theology' started by HTacianas, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. HTacianas

    HTacianas Well-Known Member

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    Please give examples from the bible of people receiving the Holy Spirit. Preferably the new testament.
     
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    Gal 3:2
    "Did you receive the Spirit by the works of the Law, or by hearing with faith?"
     
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    Acts 2 and Acts 9 and Acts 19.

    Then Paul in corinthians and Galatians and Romans tells us the moment we trusted in the death and REsurrection of Jesus for our sin- we received the Holy Spirit.
     
  4. HTacianas

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    That's not an example of a person receiving the Holy Spirit.
     
  5. HTacianas

    HTacianas Well-Known Member

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    That's not an example of a person receiving the Holy Spirit.
     
  6. swordsman1

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    Paul was speaking to the Galatians and asking them how they had received the Spirit.
     
  7. nolidad

    nolidad Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Of course they are!

    Acts 2 is Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came to indwell those in the upper room.

    Acts 9 is Cornelius receiving the Holy Spirit.

    Acts 19 is those Jews who had accepted the Baptism of John, gone back to their home land, and heard the gospel and received Christ and the Holy Spirit.

    Jesus said the moment we are born again we receive th eSpirit. John 3
     
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  8. BBAS 64

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    Good Day,

    God put it there the for His reasons of causality

    And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules.


    In Him,

    Bill
     
  9. HTacianas

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    Did they receive the Spirit by keeping the works of the law or after they believed?
     
  10. HTacianas

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    Act 19:6 - And when Paul had laid hands on them, the Holy Spirit came upon them, and they spoke with tongues and prophesied.

    Please point out the Cornelius thing.
     
  11. swordsman1

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    That was the rhetorical question Paul asked them. Which do you think is the correct option?
     
  12. HTacianas

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    They believed and were baptized, then had hands laid on them to receive the Holy Spirit. Just like all the rest. Jesus said "he that believes and is baptized ". And not even Philip could gift the Holy Spirit. He had to send for Peter and John.

    Why should we think the Galatians were any different?
     
  13. swordsman1

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    Paul only gave 2 options:
    by the works of the Law
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    by hearing with faith
     
  14. HTacianas

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    Jesus appeared to Paul on the road to Damascus. But Paul had to be baptized by Ananias to receive the Holy Spirit.

    Now again, show me anyone in the new testament who received the Holy Spirit by simply believing. Now I have to spot the poster above with the apostles, but there was no one around to lay hands on them.
     
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    I think these are good scriptures about Holy Spirit.

    He said to them, "Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?" They said to him, "No, we haven't even heard that there is a Holy Spirit." He said, "Into what then were you baptized?" They said, "Into John's baptism." Paul said, "John indeed baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying to the people that they should believe in the one who would come after him, that is, in Jesus." When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. When Paul had laid his hands on them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they spoke with other languages and prophesied.
    Acts 19:2-6

    If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him?
    Luke 11:13

    But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things, and will remind you of all that I said to you.
    John 14:26

    When they bring you before the synagogues, the rulers, and the authorities, don't be anxious how or what you will answer, or what you will say; for the Holy Spirit will teach you in that same hour what you must say.
    Luke 12:11-12

    But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
    Galatians 5:22
     
  16. HTacianas

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    So you agree that mere belief is insufficient?
     
  17. swordsman1

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    Where does it say Paul received the Holy Spirit at his baptism?


    I've already shown you - the Galatians.

    And also the Ephesians:
    Eph 1:13
    "When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit"

    You are not a Christian unless you have received the Spirit:
    Rom 8:9 "if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Christ.”
     
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  18. Oscarr

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    It depends on the basis of the belief. Many believe they are filled with the Holy Spirit through a sensory experience, but there is more of a chance that they will receive just a sensory experience and not the Holy Spirit. And the devil is always around to give sensory experiences to those who seek and trust in them.
     
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  19. HTacianas

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    Act 9:17 - And Ananias went his way and entered the house; and laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus,[fn] who appeared to you on the road as you came, has sent me that you may receive your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”

    Act 9:18 - Immediately there fell from his eyes something like scales, and he received his sight at once; and he arose and was baptized.
     
  20. HTacianas

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    How do we tell the difference?
     
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