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Apparently, there were outward similarities between getting drunk on wine and being filled with the Spirit as described in Acts 2. 4 All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them. ... 13 Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.” ... 15These people are not drunk, as ...


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In exhorting the saints in Corinth to 'flee fornication' Paul writes : know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? [1 Corinthians 6:19 KJV] To the churches in Galatia, he urges, rather than 'biting and devouring one another' with strife : Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not ...


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Considering that the Greek as I read it, doesn’t say the believer is sealed with the Holy Spirit but with a seal from the Holy Spirit and it’s the seal that is the guarantee or the down payment in modern language for the redemption of the believer at the end, there is no contradictions. “In him you also, when you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your ...


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"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but ... against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms" (NIV, Eph 6:12) "The weapons of our warfare are not the weapons of the world. Instead, they have divine power to demolish [thought] strongholds" (NIV, 2 Cor 10:4,5) “Speaking in an unknown tongue” is a prayer language ...


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An explanation that removes the need to consider these verses not complementary. Ephesians 1:13 (NIV) And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit. Paul (from v3) is giving an overview of the various facets of becoming ...


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Apollos 24 Now a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was an eloquent man, competent in the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord. And being fervent in spirit, he spoke and taught accurately the things concerning Jesus, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue, but ...


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Eph 1:13 and Rom 8:9 tell us two things: The Holy Spirit is received at conversion and/or baptism (one symbolizes the other) It is impossible to be a Christian believer without the Gift of the Holy Spirit That is all fine and good but what about the two cases (Acts 8:14-17 & 19:1-7) where apparent existing believers did not have the gift of the Holy ...


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