What we see in John 14,15,16 is the miraculous, what we do not see is the non-miraculous personal indwelling. The Apostles, Philip and his four daughters, Cornelius and the tongue speakers in Corinth all had:. The personal miraculous indwelling of the Holy Spirit. The baptism of the Holy Spirit miraculously Acts ; Stop overcomplicated a simple thing. Every single Christian from AD 33 to either personally possessed or had personally witnessed the miraculous many times.
It should not surprise us then, that the New Testament is filled with references to the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit. These revisionist historians falsely claim that Campbell later changed his view to the Gift of the Holy Spirit in Acts being the personal indwelling. However, as you can see below, Campbell indeed correctly understood that the miraculous Gift of the Holy Spirit in Acts was the Holy Spirit Himself! These historians should be ashamed as such a vulgar and sloppy re-writing of history.
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It is, indeed Acts viii. Although, as has been said, this is the fulfillment of the prophecy of Joel, it is also represented as the Holy Spirit himself. See Acts viii. But a question may here arise concerning what influences, or divine powers, the Holy Spirit displayed on the bodies, souls and spirits of those who received this gift, or in whom he made his abode.
Stop deluding yourself. Constant claims of supernatural power by your preacher or members in the audience are mere words. Read 1 Cor This personal indwelling of the Holy Spirit ceased in the first century and does not exist today: 1 Co3 Although the Holy Spirit is literally giving a gift of supernatural power to the Christian, it is described by metonymy as receiving the Holy Spirit Himself.
The gift of the Holy Spirit in Acts is not an automatic consequence of repentance of Baptism for the remission of sins. Conjunctive: Binding two things to bring a result: Repent and Be baptized for the remission of sins. Narrative: The Bible uses the word AND at the begging of many new paragraphs and new thoughts which disconnects it with the previous thought. Repent and be baptized for the remission of sins.
Narrative examples of KAI and are very numerous but here are a few in Acts at the beginning of the verses noted: Chapter 1 verses 9,10,19,23,24, Chapter 2 verses 2,3,4,8,17 4 times ,19,21, Chapter 3 verses 2,7,9,16,17, Spiritual gifts ceased around AD when the canon of the Bible was completed and the last apostle died as per 1 Cor The Gift of the Holy Spirit is not a promise for Christians today.
The Holy Spirit personally, literally and physically locates Himself inside indwells the Christian. Personal indwelling advocates are found in both liberal and conservative churches:. Two opposite categories. Here is a graphical breakdown of the Personal Indwelling teaching within churches:.
Conservatives generally reject the personal indwelling and Liberals tend to advocate it. Percentage who advocate the personal indwelling view AND believe the HS helps them interpret the Bible and keep from sinning within a local church. Within any local conservative congregation the majority generally reject the personal indwelling doctrine. Within most liberal congregations the personal indwelling is almost the unanimous view.
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Conservatives almost unanimously reject the personal indwelling helps interpret scripture or in living godly lives. So even if the Gift in Acts is and indwelling through the word, other verses show that that Holy Spirit also indwells miraculously. Second, we are all familiar with the chart where the Holy Spirit and the word are demonstrated to have the same functionality in order to conclude that the Holy Spirit dwells only through the word of God.
This view is founded upon the parallel between Ephesians and Colossians where the indwelling of the word and the Spirit are synoptic. This brings us right back to Acts being miraculous. Its all bogus! Every type or class of miracle that Jesus performed was also performed by the Apostles. And for those who begin chortling because in their mind, the idea that the Apostles had greater supernatural powers than Jesus, somehow detracts from His eternal uncreated deity, they need reminding that John clearly says that the Holy spirit was GIVEN to Jesus cf.
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Phil Like dominoes, they both stand or fall together! The chart says that the Holy Spirit was given in an unlimited measure, implying the Holy Spirit is given to men in lesser measures. It was never successful in countering charismatics, but it distorted the theology of the brethren in its wake and mislead hundreds of thousands into error.
Outpouring of the Spirit: Joel The outpouring of the Spirit upon OT Jews. The Holy Spirit had been poured out upon Old Testament saints:. Prov Turn to my reproof, behold, I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you. Metaphor of Miraculous. Indwelling: filled with spirit. Indwelling: Spirit entered me. Ezek ; Indwelling: Spirit within, in. Dan ,18; ; 1 Pe speaking of OT prophets. Spirit rested upon him. Num ,,29; Jesus: Isa Fall upon; came upon. Neh Spirit fell upon me. Ezek The prophetic outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon Jesus the Messiah.
OT Prophecy. Jn I have beheld the Spirit descending as a dove out of heaven, and He remained upon Him.
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Isa My chosen one in whom My soul delights. I have put My Spirit upon Him. Isa The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me , because the LORD has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives, and freedom to prisoners. To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD, and the day of vengeance of our God; to comfort all who mourn. Luke The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me , because He anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden. Four metaphors are used to describe the miraculous power given to Jesus:. The supernatural outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon Christians:.
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Joel prophesied the supernatural empowerment of Christians that began on Pentecost:. Joel prophesied the miraculous Gift of the Holy Spirit in Acts and Joel "And it will come about after this that I will pour out My Spirit on all mankind; and your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Fulfilled in Acts Zech "And I will pour out on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem, the Spirit of grace and of supplication, so that they will look on Me whom they have pierced; and they will mourn for Him.
Jn And again another Scripture says, "They shall look on Him whom they pierced. Isa And as for Me, this is My covenant with them," says the LORD: " My Spirit which is upon you , and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart from your mouth, nor from the mouth of your offspring, nor from the mouth of your offspring's offspring," says the LORD, "from now and forever.
Isa ,15 U ntil the Spirit is poured out upon us from on high , and the wilderness becomes a fertile field and the fertile field is considered as a forest. Acts having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the Father the promise of the Holy Spirit, He has poured forth this which you both see and hear. Acts And all the circumcised believers who had come with Peter were amazed, because the gift of the Holy Spirit had been poured out upon the Gentiles also. Titus He saved us by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior.
The miraculous outpouring of the Spirit was bestowed through laying on of hands:. Supernatural Gift of the Holy Spirit transmitted through laying on of hands. In the O.
In the N. Moses, Elijah Judges, John.
Apostles, Paul, Cornelius Acts , Through hands. Joshua via Moses: Deut Moses, Elijah, Judges, prophets.
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David relieved miraculous gifts when Samuel anointed him. Cornelius was exceptional because he was the first gentile and the direct falling of the Gift of the Holy Spirit without the laying on of hands, was a sign they could be baptized and saved without circumcision Acts , Moses laid his hands upon Joshua : " Now Joshua the son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands on him; and the sons of Israel listened to him and did as the Lord had commanded Moses.
Peter and John laid their hands on the Samaritans who were saved but had not yet received the Holy Spirit : " Then they began laying their hands on them, and they were receiving the Holy Spirit. Paul laid his hands on the Ephesians : "When they heard this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
And when Paul had laid his hands upon them, the Holy Spirit came on them, and they began speaking with tongues and prophesying. Paul laid his hands on Timothy : "For this reason I remind you to kindle afresh the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. Defining the Promise of the Father:. What is the promise of Acts ? Outpouring of Spirit? Miraculous power. Seed promise? Salvation through Christ.