There are many ideas about the Holy Spirit and His work that are widely believed but not taught in the scriptures. We want to look at some of the most common of these ideas, examine the scriptures that are used to support them, and see why those verses are taken out of context. We will also look at other passages that teach things that are incompatible with these false ideas about the Holy Spirit.
In the last class, we started talking about the work of the Holy Spirit. Today, we want to finish this study, looking His role in our sanctification and the way He is working with Christians today.
We want to take a look at some of the many scriptures that teach us about the Holy Spirit. There is a lot of misunderstanding regarding who He is and what He does. We want to begin by looking at just a small part of what the Bible says about Him.
The holiness of God demands punishment for sin but also provides for our salvation. Let’s study about how God can be just while justifying sinners.
June 8, 2015
October 2, 2013
December 24, 2009
In the book of Genesis, we find that we were created in the image of God. Part of what this means is that God has given us some of the same nature that He has — God expects us to imitate Him. There is a common statement that I have heard: “To err is human, to forgive is divine.” The truth is that God gave us the wonderful ability to forgive just like He has and God expects us to forgive just like he does.
May 10, 2009
There are people throughout time who have looked at the suffering of good people and the “fulfilling” lives of evil people as evidence against the justice and mercy of God. For an example, look at conditions in Zimbabwe. President Mugabe is one of the richest men on earth but his people are starving and are tortured just to keep him in power. Where is God’s justice there? In Malachi 2:17, the people asked the question, “Where is the God of justice?” The question today is often, “Would a just God let these things continue? Why isn’t He doing anything?”
May 1, 2006