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John 16:10 is not speaking of any holy spirit entity or thing convicting the world. It is clearly speaking of a human being doing the convicting.


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The difficulty here is that Jesus seems to be giving the Holy Spirit in John 20:22, long before the Pentecost event of Acts 2:1-4. Craig S. Keener (Acts: An Exegetical Commentary : Volume 1) says some scholars think that Luke and John view the same event but with different theological emphases. This leads Keener to ask whether Luke had invented his version ...


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Maarten J.J. Menken (2 Thessalonians, page 108ff) looks at the possibilities here, in some detail, recognising that while verses 2:6-7 may constitute the most important point of the letter, the two verses are very difficult to translate and interpret. Breaking down the Greek grammar, he says that the verb has no object, neither in 2:6 nor in 2:7, but the man ...


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John 20:22 and Acts 2:1-4 are in tension, so that New Testament commentators seek to harmonise the two accounts within the framework of their faith. The following three examples are different ways of harmonising the two accounts: Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary says this was a symbolical conveyance to them of the Spirit, so they did not actually ...


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There are 'spirits' that can know the minds of others thus predict certain future actions. However, these 'spirits' are not necessarily the Holy Spirit. For example, when Satan tortured Job or tempted Jesus in the desert, was Satan not an extraordinary 'spirit' with some extraordinary abilities? A true Holy Spirit only does what is good & kind and ...


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The answer to the question is yes, although one needs to be careful in applying the “yes.” ”These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.” (John 15:25-26 NKJV) ”I still ...


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Sin and Righteousness and Judgment Learn how the knowledge of good and evil manifested sin. I didn't understand till I learned that knowledge meant discernment, that good meant function, an evil meant error. The discernment of function and error. The condemnation for Righteousness Indeed we are to be righteous, therefore it takes some contemplation to ...


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conviction means acknowledging ones own innate spiritual bankruptcy and sin. convict here means bringing about acknowledgement of the truth. and that is that righteousness has nothing to do with sin or with rules or laws. it has to do with a refusal to judge, a refusal to take up the position of God and condemn others. it refers to an innate love for ...



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