Hi, my name is Pedro I live in a small town in Honduras. My name in American is Peter. I have always been a contemplative young man; I am only 11 but I see the world through the eyes of an adult. I go to school but my school does not have many books, we only have 35 (that includes curriculum.) Our teacher, who is an American, teaches five sets of children each day; because we do not have the room for 65 students at a time and we obviously do not have the desired quantity of curriculum. His name is Mr. Shepherd, he is a Christian, and he led me to Christ about a year ago. Also his daughter, whose name is Lucy; is my best friend, we talk before and after school. I feel blessed because I am in the third rotation of pupils and so is she. My family is very poor even though it is only my father and me. My father works on a local wheat farm. I have doubts that my father has affection for me. If I speak of God, Jesus, or the Holy Spirit, I am to be severely beaten until he is satisfied with his “handiwork”. Most people of my age would be scared away from their faith; but I am reminded of this verse that Mr. Shepherd taught me: 2 Corinthians 1:5 “ For the more we suffer for the more we suffer for Christ the more God will shower us with His comfort through Christ.” My mother died giving birth to me, my Mother was a Christian and so was my father; but when my mother died, he became bitter to all humanity… and to God. He consistently reminds me of how I will only be let down if I keep following God; but I am reminded that I will never be forsaken by my Savior. I am aware that my father flagellates me only to relieve his own insecurities and emotional pain. One day I will recite a Bible verse to him and it will change his life. Hi, my…
The greatest event to happen in the book of Acts, is when the Holy Spirit touches each of the apostles. Before Jesus goes to heaven he tells them to stay in Jeruselem so that they will get what God had promised them which was the Holy Spirit. Once they received the Holy Spirit they were able to speak many tongues people began to gathered and stood in amazement that they could here the wonders of God in their own tongue! Peter addressed the crowd to ensure them that the apostles were not…
Ye Must Be Born Again
David A. Bednar
Of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles
Through faith in Christ, we can be spiritually prepared and cleansed from sin, immersed in and saturated with His gospel, and purified and sealed by the Holy Spirit of Promise.
My boyhood home in California was located relatively close to large orchards of apricots, cherries, peaches, pears, and other delicious fruits. We also lived near fields of cucumbers, tomatoes, and a variety of vegetables.
As a boy…
places called Sheol and Hades after death, which are both equivalent to Hell. In Dante’s Inferno, Satan, or Lucifer, has three heads, representing his beauty, power and pride. Many people have compared this illustration to the holy trinity, with the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit, the Trinity being the good and Lucifer’s three heads being evil.
In Dante’s Inferno, Dante explains about how different sins have different punishments, meaning sins that hurt God most have the harshest punishments, and…
manner accounts for man’s origins. Due to the vastness of theories that explain the origin of man, it is
necessary to limit this study to those views that deal with the Holy Scriptures.
Interpretation of the Genesis account of Creation. Despite the clarity with which Moses, under the
power of the Holy Spirit, penned the creation account, there are those who strongly favor an historical
approach to its interpretation. As one considers the many possible interpretations of Genesis 1…
THE PROMINENCE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT THEME IN LUKE’S GOSPEL
Notes developed from article by Tony Benson (The Testimony, August/September 2007 277)
In Luke, the Holy Spirit guides all the action and empowers the life and ministry of Jesus.
Luke mentions the Holy spirit 13 times in his Gospel and 41 times in the Acts of the Apostles
Occurrences of the phrase are not scattered throughout the Gospel of Luke, as they are more prominent in the early chapters, speciﬁcally chapters 1–4. Specifically…
death and resurrection, He again appeared to his disciples, but these appearances were limited in time and place. However, in his ascension, just as He had promised, He would be present for all people, at all times through the presence of the Holy Spirit. Hence the Ascension is really a deep and powerful affirmation of the real presence of Christ for all people, at all times.
The stained glass windows illustrate this understanding with imagination and clarity, as the ascending Jesus has his…
distinct divine persons, as God the Father, God the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This is something that is so very complex and hard to understand, but that is the God we worship, a complex God. The understandings of the Trinity cannot be found in human logic that is why we must follow the logic of God. Christianity explains that The Father is not the same person as the Son, the Son is not the same person as the Holy Spirit, and the Holy Spirit is not the same person as the Father. Each is distinct and divine…
FATHER, SON AND HOLY SPIRIT ARE NOT THREE GODS BUT ONE GOD EXISTING IN THREE PERSONS.
God’s Sovereign Will – Life and death
5 But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.
27 And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: 28 So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall…
Holy Spirit: Always Has Been, Always Will Be
The Holy Spirit has always been and will always be. This facet of the trinity was present at Creation and His characteristics were evidenced by the anointed ones in the Old Testament, the inception of Jesus on Mary (the immaculate conception) (Matthew 1:18-25), at the Baptism of Jesus in the river Jordan (Matthew 3:13-17), and in throughout the lives of the apostles and disciples after the death and resurrection of Jesus (Acts 2 specifically). Following…