The Nature of the Holy Spirit

The moment that someone is saved, when they receive Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour, the Bible tells us that they also receive the Holy Spirit.
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Ephesians 1:13  In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,

If they do not have the Holy Spirit, the Bible says that they are not saved.

Romans 8:9  But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.

In this article, we are going to look at three names that are given to the Holy Spirit. These names reveal the nature of the third part of the
trinity of God.
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Three Reasons I Am Secure in Christ

There are some verses in the Bible that give the impression that I can lose my salvation. An example is 2 Peter 2:20-22
20  For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
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21  For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.

Reading these verses, it seems you can lose your salvation, but you need to read it in context and go back to verse…
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Legalism: What it is. What it is not.

A couple years ago, we had a couple who came to our meetings. They were saved Christians, but they took a strong stand not to celebrate Christmas, which is one of my families
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favourite holidays. These were not Jehovah's witnesses, they were Bible believing Christians. When I mentioned this situation to another believer, he immediately accused them of being legalists. "Legalism?!?" I thought. I was surprised to hear the word, because this is not one I normally use. Knowing the definition, I personally would not have applied it to this situation. Words and definitions are very important. So I wanted to take a moment to address this word which is so often misused. What is legalism? Read More…

Is Doctrinal Purity Important?

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In the last few years I have noticed what appears to be a trend among professing Christians. There seems to be a belief that the Bible, or Bible doctrines, are of little importance. It seems the only thing that matters is if someone claims Jesus as their Saviour. Is this true? My personal opinion will be biased, as will the opinion of others. What Christians ought to do is to look to the writings of the Apostles (the Bible) for their answers. Lets see at what the scripture says… Read More…

What is an Apostle?

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And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ: -Ephesians 4:11-12

According to these verses, the Bible says that God has given us apostles. The purpose of apostles (as well as prophets, evangelists, pastors and teachers) are for
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