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Why the change in language between Luke 11:13 and Matthew 7:11?

There is actually no Greek manuscript that explicitly states what the NIV implies in Matthew 7:11: "how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts ...". The Greek simply contains the ...
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1 Cor 12:4-6 - Trinity or something else?

Though I've got no issues with the Trinitarian interpretation of these verses, I would suggest that there's a general risk across the New Testament of eisegesis by capitalising the 'S' in spirit. ...
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Why was the Holy Spirit not given until Jesus was glorified?

Note so fast. The Holy Spirit appears numerous times in the Bible before Pentecost. In the OT the Holy Spirit is described many times in the following ways: Involved in creation, Gen 1;2 (compare ...
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Why was the Holy Spirit not given until Jesus was glorified?

The Spirit was not given because the new covenant was not cut yet. Jeremiah 31:31-34: “The days are coming,” declares the LORD, “when I will make [cut] a new covenant with the people of Israel and ...
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In Acts 5:3-4, did Ananias "lie to", "fake", "pretend" or "perjure yourself"?

In Acts 5:3, ψεύσασθαί means "to lie to", or as BDAG has it: to attempt to deceive by lying.... Ac 5:3 Note that this definition (2) is given separately simply to point out that it is a ...
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Why does Jesus commit his spirit into his Father's hands at death?

Jesus is quoting from Psalm 31: Into your hands I commit my spirit; deliver me, Lord, my faithful God. Psalm 31:5 (NIV) If you read through the whole Psalm, you can see David is asking God to save ...
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How can someone be "filled with the Spirit" if the Spirit is a person? Ephesians 5:18

Here's the same issue with the temple: 27 “But will God indeed dwell on the earth? Behold, heaven and the highest heaven cannot contain you; how much less this house that I have built! 28 Yet have ...
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The Spirit of his Son

According to the new testament witness, the Spirit of God and the Spirit of Christ are one and the same Spirit (Romans 8:9). The apostles tell us that this was true of the Spirit in the Old Testament ...
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Ephesians 4:30 - What does Paul mean by "grieve" the Holy Spirit?

Ambrosiaster, a 4th century commentator whose identity is somewhat mysterious, was commenting on the Latin version and not the Greek version of the text, but I think his explanation is still relevant: ...
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Does the Bible render the Holy Spirit as a person in Ephesians?

The participle translated by the NIV here as 'who' is the Greek word ὅ, which is extraordinarily common and possesses a wide variety of meanings in English. The word is most commonly rendered as '...
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Does the Holy Spirit produce anger?

The operative word translated "anger" in 1 Sam 11:6 is אַף = "nostril" or "nose". To understand this, one must recall that Hebrew has no abstract nouns like "anger&...
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How can the Holy Spirit be a person if He (or it) can be 'poured out' according to Acts 2:17?

This argument about the Holy Spirit being "pourable" is specious because it is based on an idiom with which we are unfamiliar. Note the following that discusses other people being "...
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Is Philippians 3:3 evidence for the worship of the Holy Spirit?

The text of Phil 3:3 is disputed by some. The difference is: οἱ Πνεύματι Θεοῦ λατρεύοντες (= those in spirit of God worshiping) as per NA28/UBS5, majority text, Byzantine text, SBL, Orthodox text, ...
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Why was the Holy Spirit not given until Jesus was glorified?

It was the last day of the great feast (the 8th day of the Feast of Tabernacles and hence a high day Sabbath or annual Sabbath) that Jesus “stood and cried out” (John 7:37) this uttering! It indeed is ...
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Was the power they received in Matthew 10 different from the one they received in Acts 2?

Matthew 10 didn't include the Holy Spirit; Acts did Acts 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and ...
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What is the difference in meaning between “fellowship” in 1 Corinthians 1:9 & “communion” in 2 Corinthians 13:14?

Firstly, I notice that Robert Young has translated both occasions of the Greek word as 'fellowship'. It was the chosen decision of the translators of the KJV to vary the words they used in ...
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2 Corinthians 7:1, does Spirit have filthiness (defilement)?

The question contains an implicit assumption that the word "spirit" (pneuma) is the Holy Spirit. This assumption is untrue and there are numerous cases where this is obvious such as: Rom 8:16, The ...
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Do Christians receive the Holy Spirit upon conversion or not (Ephesians 1:13 vs. Acts 8:14-17; 19:1-7)?

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 ...
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Does the Holy Spirit have emotions?

And ye became followers of us, and of the Lord, having received the word in much affliction, with joy of the Holy Ghost: [1 Thessalonians 1:6 KJV] The joy with which the followers received the word ...
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Who sends the Holy Spirit? The Son or the Father?

I am unaware of anything in Scripture that even remotely forces one to choose between who sends the Holy Spirit, Father or Son! It can surely be either one or both since Jesus declared that, "I ...
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Who sends the Holy Spirit? The Son or the Father?

The answer is both! However, the Spirit comes specifically from the Father, even if it is the Son who is sending Him, as we can read here: John 15:26 NKJV 26"But when the Helper comes, whom I ...
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Does the Holy Spirit produce anger?

Anger is not listed as the fruit (singular) of the Spirit that Christians cultivate, namely: Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22). ...
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How can someone be "filled with the Spirit" if the Spirit is a person? Ephesians 5:18

Exactly the same question could be asked of other instances where we meet the same idea. Luke 1:17 - And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the ...
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Who had the Holy Spirit from birth?

The closest I can find is the case of Samson about whom it is recorded: Judges 13:7 - But he said to me, ‘Behold, you will conceive and give birth to a son. Now, therefore, do not drink wine or ...
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Does John 14:26 explicitly use masculine terms for the Holy Spirit? Do other verses?

Grammar and Syntax The answer to the this question depends on whether one is talking about the Hebrew or the Greek Hebrew - The Hebrew word for "Spirit" is רוּחַ (ruach), which is feminine ...
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Does John 14:26 explicitly use masculine terms for the Holy Spirit? Do other verses?

Does John 14:26 explicitly use masculine terms for the Holy Spirit? ΚΑΤΑ ΙΩΑΝΝΗΝ 14:26 1881 Westcott-Hort New Testament 26 ο δε παρακλητος το πνευμα το αγιον ο πεμψει ο πατηρ εν τω ονοματι μου ...
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1 Cor 12:4-6 - Trinity or something else?

Let’s first add the context. At the start of this chapter, Paul was beginning his remarks about spiritual gifts by reminding these Corinthians that they had once been deceived into worshiping idols. ...
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James 4:5: who is jealously yearning over the holy spirit?

There are (at least) four issues that must be dealt with in order to sufficiently answer this question, and much ink has been spilled on all of these issues. Issue 1: Context (and identification) of ...
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Who received the Holy Spirit at Pentecost?

All one has to do is look at the context of Acts 1-6 and he can see clearly that the 120 did not receive the "Baptism of the Holy Spirit." In Acts 1:2 the word Apostles is used and the "them" ...
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Why the change in language between Luke 11:13 and Matthew 7:11?

Beautiful question. Luke 11:13 εἰ οὖν ὑμεῖς πονηροὶ ὑπάρχοντες οἴδατε δόματα ἀγαθὰ διδόναι τοῖς τέκνοις ὑμῶν πόσῳ μᾶλλον ὁ πατὴρ [ὁ] ἐξ οὐρανοῦ δώσει πνεῦμα ἅγιον τοῖς αἰτοῦσιν αὐτόν πνευμα ...
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