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Is He "who searches hearts" the Holy Spirit or the Father (Romans 8:27)?

The Greek text with the ESV runs like this: For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, τὸ γὰρ τί προσευξώμεθα καθὸ δεῖ οὐκ οἴδαμεν, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with ...
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What law are you under if you don't live by the spirit?

The power of the Holy Spirit enables one to live the Christ-like life. For example, Gal 5:22-23 (NASB) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, ...
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Into how many parts is the cloven tongue parted in Acts 2:3?

The word used in Acts 2:3 is διαμεριζομεναι which is exactly the same as that used in Mark 15:24 and in Luke 23:34 for the activity of the soldiers parting or dividing the garments of Jesus among ...
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What is the proper translation of the Hebrew word רוּחַ (ruach) in Genesis 3:8?

The Hebrew phrase וַיִּשְׁמְעוּ אֶת-קוֹל יַהְוֶה אֱלֹהִים מִתְהַלֵּךְ בַּגָּן לְרוּחַ הַיּוֹם (vayyishmeʿu et-kol Yahveh elohim mithallekh bagan leruach ha-yom) essentially translates into English as ...
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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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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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Why does the Holy Spirit not know who Jesus is? Luke 10:22

“I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will.&...
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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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Does 1 Corinthians 15:44 refer to Dualist Anthropology?

Paul expresses spirit, soul and body in I Thessalonians 5:23 : And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the ...
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In John 4:24, what does it mean to "worship in Spirit and truth"?

πνευμα ο θεος και τους προσκυνουντας αυτον εν πνευματι και αληθεια δει προσκυνειν [TR] (Stephanus 1550, Beza 1598, Elzevir 1624 and Scrivener 1894 are identical.) The literal translation of this text ...
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In John 4:24, what does it mean to "worship in Spirit and truth"?

What does it mean to worship in truth and in Spirit John 4:24 N (NASB) 24 "God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth.” Worship In Truth. Jesus said "Sanctify ...
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Mark 9:17,25...what does it mean: the Spirit (not the obsessed) is dumb and deaf?

In the Greek text there are two layers of meaning : το πνευμα το αλαλον και κωφον εγω σοι επιτασσω [TR] [Mark 9:25] ... the spirit the dumb and deaf I thee command [Literal EGNT (1)] There is a ...
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Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17?

Not so fast - it is certainly agreed that water is often used as a metaphor of the Holy Spirit as per John 7:37-39. However, in the book of Revelation, we have the technical phrase "springs of ...
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Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17?

Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17? Revelation 7:17 (ESV): For the Lamb in the midst of the throne will be their shepherd, and he will guide them to springs of living water, and God will wipe ...
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Is the trinity in view at Revelation 7:17?

For the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters: and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes. (Revelation 7:17, KJV) Notice ...
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Is Numbers 11:17-25 evidence that the Holy Spirit is a distributable, fragmentable substance?

The Holy Spirit is not limited. The Holy Spirit is not a physical entity that can be divided into parts. The best way we can understand this giving of His Spirit is in strength and authority. The ...
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Was the Angel of the Lord the Preincarnate Christ?

Does Angel of the Lord = Preincarnate Christ? Allow me to clarify something at the outset. I think there is a huge disparity between the terms “an angel of the LORD" and "the Angel of the ...
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Does the "Spirit of God" (through Jude) in Jude 1:14 validate the book of Enoch?

If the question is asking whether the Holy Spirit validated Enoch 1 because Jude wrote ‘under the inspiration of the Spirit’ - then this can’t be done exegetical. It can only be argued. It becomes an ...
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Jesus became a life-giving / quickening spirit (1 Cor 15:45), yet he denied being a spirit (Luke 24:39). How to reconcile the apparent contradiction?

The very common word πνεῦμα (pneuma) has eight meanings according to BDAG, including "breath", "part of human personality", "mental attitude", "non-corporeal being&...
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Whom did Ananias lie to? The Holy Spirit, God or both? Acts 5:3-4

This is a question about understanding the scriptures. The HS is the spirit of God not another person in a trinity. If the HS is another person then Jesus has two fathers. Matthew 1:18 Now the birth ...
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(John 2:1) The mother of Jesus

There are numerous places where Mary is explicitly called the Mother of Jesus such as: Matt 1:16 - and Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ. ...
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What is meant by Wordless Groans of the Spirit?

The answer to the meaning of the "groanings" is in the next word (the last in the Rom 8:26) - ἀλαλήτοις = "unutterable, unspeakable", etc. That is, the Holy Spirit intercedes on ...
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"Seven spirits of God" - literal or numerogical interpretation in early Christianity?

Zechariah 3:9 KJV For behold the stone that I have laid before Joshua; upon one stone shall be seven eyes: behold, I will engrave the graving thereof, saith the LORD of hosts, and I will remove the ...
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'Holy Spirit' vs 'Spirit of God' in context of Revelation 5:6

The Seven Spirits of God Ancient commentaries (e.g. Oikomenos, Andrew of Caesarea) relate the seven spirits of God here to the seven spiritual gifts prophesied by Isaiah:1 Isaiah 11:1–5 LXX And ...
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What does "spirit" mean in John 3:6?

1. Question Restatement: What does "spirit" mean in John 3:6? Is it referring to the soul? NASB, John 3:6 - 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit....
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Is the "one baptism" of Ephesians 4:5 the "baptized by one Spirit" of 1 Corinthians 12:13?

1 CORINTHIANS 1:17 — “For Christ sent me not to baptize, but to preach the gospel. . . " In this setting Paul is addressing a problem in the church at Corinth. Some of those Christians were ...
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How does the concept of "righteousness" cause the Spirit to be "life" in Romans 8:10?

Three things in this verse need to be identified (1) What is this ‘death’ – literal or spiritual? (2) What ‘Spirit’ is being spoken of? (3) What is this ‘righteousness’? Only then should it become ...
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