The Glorious Filling Of The Holy Spirit

By Andrew Murray They were all filled with the Holy SpiritActs 2:4 "Whenever we speak of being filled with the Holy Spirit, and desire to know what it precisely is, our thoughts always turn back to the day of Pentecost. There we see as in a mirror how glorious the blessing is that is brought … Continue reading The Glorious Filling Of The Holy Spirit

The Final Generation, Part 1

Let’s open the Word of God, then, to the thirteenth chapter of Mark’s gospel; Mark chapter 13. We are coming to verses 28 to 37, in our ongoing look at this amazing account of our Lord’s life, and we’re going to be looking at verses 28 to 37, both this morning and this evening. While … Continue reading The Final Generation, Part 1

Who is Israel?

Wag 'n Bietjie

Who is Israel and why you would want to be a part of Israel

Written bySchalk_and_Elsa

You may have noticed that we are always referring to Israel and saying that we are a part of Israel. You may have wondered where we got this notion from? It is of fundamental importance to know and understand this. Our identity determines how we live. Think about any culture; being part of a certain culture determines what you do and how you live. However, being part of Israel is more than just being part of a culture, it is a way of life in accordance with our Creator. We shall show you in this article why we say we are part of Israel and why it is significant.

If you are reading this, you have probably been awakened by YHVH to His truth. His truth being, His Word, all of it; everything…

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Foreknowledge and the Free Will of Men

by John Frame The doctrine that God foreordains and directs all events is generally regarded as Calvinistic, and I am not embarrassed to be called a Calvinist. However, other Christian traditions also accept this doctrine, sometimes in spite of themselves. Take Arminianism for example. The Arminian makes much of human "free will," insisting that our … Continue reading Foreknowledge and the Free Will of Men

Questions from the Book of Hebrews

By: Dr. Norman Geisler Dr. Geisler tackles such questions as: How could Jesus be “made perfect”? Could Christ have sinned? Can Christians lose their salvation? Does Hebrews 7:3 support reincarnation? Hebrews 2:10 - If Jesus was already perfect, how could He be made perfect through suffering? Problem: The Bible declares that Jesus was absolutely perfect … Continue reading Questions from the Book of Hebrews

Origin

Be Persuaded

It occurs to me that I never really talked about where my blog’s identity: “Be Persuaded” came from. It hails from an unlikely Bible verse: Hebrews 13:17, which says:

“Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account, so that they can do this with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.” – HCSB

You might say: “I don’t really see how you’d get “be persuaded” out that. True – it’s not exactly suggested in any of the English versions of the text. But this verse wasn’t originally written in English.

One way of writing it looks like this: “peithesthe tois hēgoumenois hymōn kai hypeikete autoi gar agrypnousin hyper tōn psychōn hymōn hōs logon apodōsontes hina meta charas touto poiōsin kai mē stenazontes alysiteles gar hymin touto”

As a version of this: Πείθεσθε…

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