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  • The Holy Spirit: Who Is The Holy Spirit?

    Who is the Holy Spirit? The Holy Spirit is a phenomenal person who performs numerous acts and miracles through us, and assists us in every aspect of our lives if we allow him. The Holy Spirit can be characterized and described in numerous ways. The Holy Spirit is God or co-equal to God, and he is a person. The Holy Spirit can also be described as the Spirit of truth, promise, grace, holiness, glory, the eternal spirit, and a comforter. The Holy Spirit is God or coequal to God. He is part of…

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  • John Wesley's Theology Of Prevenient Grace

    John Wesley was a mighty pillar in the Christian church following the Reformation. Though there were many things in which Wesley agreed with other reformers, there were also areas in which Wesley saw a need for change. He saw a need for grace to be expounded upon. One of the things in which John Wesley is probably most known for, and Methodists across the globe would be “Grace”. Wesley believed there to be three components of “Grace” at work in ones life. Those components were: Prevenient Grace,…

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  • Analysis: Christians Are Dead Before Salvation

    Christians were dead before salvation (v.1). Once you were dead because of your disobedience and your many sins. Και υμάς όντας νεκρούς τοις παραπτωμασιν και ταις αμαρτίαις υμών. The verse starts off with the word “Once”, telling the reader that this happened before an event or to their current situation. This tells the readers of the life they lived before they believed the gospel and received salvation. Paul tells his readers that they “experienced a living death” shown through the “vicious…

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  • Augustine Outline

    between Augustine and Pelagius brought about several important church rulings. These included the synod in 418, where the Council of Carthage condemned the teachings of Pelagius. He was later exiled to Constantinople in 429. Again in 431 the Council of Ephesus condemned Pelagianism. The condemnation of Pelagius’ teaching continues throughout Christian orthodoxy throughout the ages. Even the Council of Trent in the sixteenth century, who taught a form of semi- Pelagianism, restates the churches…

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  • Trinity Argument

    This paper is an evaluation of the Christian concept of the Trinity. We will first define the term and examine Scriptural support, then review the initial historical development of the Trinity including heretical errors. We will switch to discussing the post-Schism adoption, further evolution and new heresies relating to the Trinity during that period. And finally, the paper will close with a personal appraisal and application. Trinity Terminology and Scriptural Support To begin, let’s define…

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  • The Importance Of Leadership

    We believe that those with the gift of leadership should lead the ministry. Within the ministry are leaders committed to the ministry teams and consensus in prayerful dependence on God’s word, the Holy Spirit and one another. Which begins with the church leaders, who have the final responsibility for guiding and shepherding all ministry areas. “Or he that exhorteth, on exhortation: he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with…

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  • Examples Of Passive Aggressive Personality

    Passive-Aggressive Personality How do you know you are dealing with a passive-aggressive person? An ancient Chinese proverb describes passive-aggressive behavior as “a fist hiding behind a smile.” The NYU Medical Center defines a passive-aggressive individual as someone who, uncensored, "may appear to be sympathetic.” However, after considerable reflection, the realization finally arises that they are really doing more for themselves than anyone else. A passive-aggressive is a personality…

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  • Zephaniah And Habakweh: Jubilation For Victory In War

    Jubilation for Victory in War: If we start by surveying the secular uses of the verb and its noun, we will see just what kind of enthusiasm we are dealing with. Isaiah compares the gladness that Israel will feel at the coming of the Messiah to the jubilation (yagilu) that warriors have when they divide the plunder (Isa. 9:3b). Habakkuk also uses the word to describe the joy that the Babylonians will have (yagil) when they capture the Hebrews like fish in a net (Hab. 1:15). Zephaniah extends…

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