My Understanding about the Views of Richard Rogers & Brian Garnett on Pouring Out of the Holy Spirit (89)

By Eusebio Tanicala  Brother Rogers has written a book entitled “A Study of the Holy Spirit of God” published by the Sunset Institute Press, Lubbock, Texas, © 2007.  Brother Brian Garnett of the Nueces Canyon Church of Christ has also authored a book with the title of “Studies About the Holy Spirit”, © 2010.   Here […]

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Obedient Disciples Are Immersed in the Holy Spirit (74)

I. There Is Personal Holy Spirit Presence-Influence upon    Disciples in Conjunction with the Word. John 14:16-17 Acts 2:38 1Corinthians 3:16 1Corinthians 6:19 2Coribthians 5:5 Romans 8:9 Galatians 4:6 Ephesians 2:22 1Thessalonians 4:8 Ephesians 5:18 Rejecting personal indwelling insults the Spirit.   II. Prophecy-Promise of Immersion Is Universal in Scope  Joel 2:28-32 Isaiah 44:3 Matthew 3:1-12 Mark […]

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Different Authors on Immersion (Baptism) in the Holy Spirit (71)

Purpose: Para sa karagdagang pagpapahalaga sa gawain ng Banal na Espiritu. Introduction:   We submit several authors here to prove that we are not inventing a new issue:  1. McClintock & Strong’s Encyclopedia    “Spirit (Holy) Baptism of  The bestowment of the Divine Spirit upon faithful men – which is simply God’s spiritual access to and abiding […]

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Three Persons in One God – “I and the Father are One” (67)

Introduction: We are going to study the “Seven Ones in Ephesians 4:3-6” In verse 3, there is the word “unity”. It is an important term in this discussion. The “ones” should be viewed in the context of unity, harmony, inclusivity,  oneness, correlation, interrelation. Not viewed in their separability, exclusivity, multiplicity, and differences. This is also […]

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What Is the Promise and What Is the Gift of the Holy Spirit? (66)

Purpose: Para sa karagdagang pagpapahalaga sa gawain ng Banal na Espiritu.   Introduction: One friend reader (his initial is J.L.) made comments in our vlog. Because I wanted to know their views  on some issues on the Holy Spirit, I asked the following questions:   What is the Fathers’ promise in Luke 24:49?  What is the gift […]

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Is There Interference of Evil Forces in the Lives of Christians? (65)

Introduction    In the previous comment, we have shown partial proof that there is an interference of evil forces in the lives of people including Christians. The question to wrestle with is this: Do we expect Satan to stop interfering with the life of Christians in the 21st century? My immediate reaction to the question is a big No.    Let us […]

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Personal Interaction between Spiritual Forces of Evil and Humanity (64)

We all believe that there is a personal interaction between the spiritual forces of evil and such personal interaction started at the Garden of Eden and will be so up to the end of this material universe. The Book of Revelation reveals the ongoing epic struggle of humanity against Satan the chief demon. The Paradise of earth, the Garden of […]

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Is There Satanic Oppression Against God’s People? (63)

Introduction   Let us talk about Satanic or Demonic oppression. Funk & Wagnalls Standard Dictionary defines “oppression” this way: “1. The act of oppressing. 2. Subjection to unjust hardships; tyranny. 3. Mental depression; languor, dullness of spirit. 4. A sense of weight or of constriction. 5. That which oppresses or is hard to bear; privation, hardship; cruelty.”    Somebody you have interacted with defines […]

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The Meaning of “Faith” and “Justified” in Romans 4:1-6

Originally posted June 2008 Many religious teachers use this passage from the Book of Romans to convince people that sinners are initially forgiven of sins or are saved from past sins apart from any human activity.  Their definition of the term faith is “mental acknowledgment or a mental recognition that somebody or something exists and/or […]

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What Is the Period Covered by “The Latter Days” or “Last Days”? (60)

Answer:  Verses from NKJV where we find the phrase “in the latter (Heb., acharon, acharith)  days” or “last days”. In Hebrew it is acharon or acharith.  Let us study the following verses to determine the answer to the above question.  Gen. 49:1, (acharith)  “And Jacob called his sons and said, ‘Gather together, that I may […]

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Does the Hebrew word Elohim, translated “God” in the English language prove there are three persons in the Godhead? 57

Answer:  No, it does not necessarily point to a plurality of persons.  Exodus 32:1-8.  Please read the passage in your own Bible.   When the people saw that Moses was so long in coming down from the mountain, they gathered around Aaron and said, “Come, make us gods who will go before us. As for this […]

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Thirty-Six Reasons For Rejecting Muhammad – Reasons 4-6 (43)

by Anthony Okoro (Series 2) He declares: “I left Islam because I studied Muhammad’s life; I accepted the Gospel because I studied Jesus’ life”.   [lifted from FB   (www.facebook com/DoctrineApologetics), March 11, 2020] (NOTE:  We serialize these36 reasons so that we could make a sound judgment on which teaching is superior: Islam or Christianity.  […]

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Thirty-Six Reasons For Rejecting Muhammad – Reasons 1-3 (42)

Anthony Okoro (Series 1) He declares: “I left Islam because I studied Muhammad’s life; I accepted the Gospel because I studied Jesus’ life”  [lifted from FB (www.facebookcom/DoctrineApologetics), March 11, 2020] (NOTE:  We serialize these 36 reasons so that we could make a sound judgment on which teaching is superior: Islam or Christianity.  Mr. Okoro repeats […]

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Monogenetos = “Unique” “One of a Kind”, “Beloved” (40)

Arranged by Eusebio Tanicala, PhD Question:   Why is Christ called the “only begotten Son” in John 1:14; 18; John 3:16; Acts 13:33; Heb. 1:5; Heb. 11:17-18 in the older English versions of the Bible? What is the meaning of ‘begotten’? Did the early Christian century church apologists fall short of their explanations? Answer:  It […]

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Who are the prophets mentioned in the Qurán? And what is Islam’s idea of Monotheism or One God?  (35)

Answer (1):  A copy of the Qurán which I have on my bookshelf makes a list of prophets which is on page 861, Appendix I:   S.No.  Arabic            English       1  Adam             Adam             2  Alyasa         Elisha          3  Ayyub        Job  4  Davud  David  […]

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Christianity’s Doctrinal Issues in Muhammad’s Time (37)

These lessons (4 to 6 ) are a continuation of the previous article regarding doctrines affecting the Muslims’  belief in strict monotheism which runs counter to the Church’s belief in the Trinity. 4.  Docetism – from the Greek verb dokeo which means “to seem or to appear.” Some first and second-century Christians who were influenced […]

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Christianity’s Doctrinal Issues in Muhammad’s Time (36)

The Deity of Christ was a big doctrinal issue from the first century and continues as a problem among some Bible-believing religious groups today.  Knowledge about this will help us understand why Islam wrestles with the issue of the Deity of Christ because Islam’s belief is “strict monotheism.” Strict monotheism means that the phrase “one […]

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Does Islam believe in the Pentateuch and the Gospels? 51

#51 – Does Islam believe in the Pentateuch (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers Deuteronomy), and in the Gospel Record (Matthew, Mark, Luke, John)?  Answer:  Yes, they believe, based on readings we glean from the Qur’an itself.  Observe closely the following quotes and judge for yourselves. But the Qur’an states that Jews breached their covenant with Allah. […]

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Can spirit beings become material or physical for certain purposes? (49)

#49 –  Can spirit beings become material or physical for certain purposes?  This question arises because of the premise submitted by Muslims and members of  the INC-1914 which states that “God is not man, and man is not God.”  What is your reaction to this? Answer:  First notice the difference between the statements:  “God is […]

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How does Apostle John prove the deity of Christ in his gospel account in relation to the Last Judgment? 26

Question #26 –  How does Apostle John prove the deity of Christ in his gospel account in relation to the Last Judgment?  Answer:  We resume the study on the deity of Christ Jesus based on the Gospel account of Apostle John.  The Last Judgment is the most awaited event in our history when all nations […]

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Deuteronomy 18 Talks about Jesus Christ. (25)

Question #25 –  How do we prove that the promised Prophet similar to Moses in Deuteronomy 18:15-18 is Jesus Christ and not Muhammad?  Muslims claim that Deuteronomy 18:15-18 is fulfilled in Muhammad, is that true?  The scripture:  DEUTERONOMY 18:15, “The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, […]

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How does Apostle John prove the deity of Christ in his gospel account? Part 3 (24)

Question #24 – How does Apostle John prove the deity of Christ in his gospel account?   Read Part 1 Read Part 2 Answer: This is a sequel to Question #23.  We shall not give long explanations following the passages submitted.  We are sure that you know how to expand and adjust your explanations when you […]

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Were the People of God Commanded to Pray for the Dead? (21)

Question # 21 –  Is there any example or command for people of God to pray for the dead so that sins unrepented of and unforgiven while these people were alive could be forgiven because of the prayers and good deeds of the living relatives? Answer –  From the 39 books from Genesis to Malachi, […]

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