What does it mean to be “slain in the spirit”?

“Slain in the Spirit” or “slaying in the Spirit” are not scriptural expressions. Some charismatic Christians use these phrases to describe an individual in religious ecstasy who falls to the floor when he is overcome by the power of the holy spirit. Religious ecstasy frequently occurs during prayers for healing. The subject of the holy [...]

Why are most Christians, today, Powerless? Why isn't the Holy Spirit helping them?

Most Christians are Christians in name only, i.e., nominal. They recognize Jesus as their Savior, practice righteous living, attend church, read the Bible, etc. This is a very good first step. However, they have not given their hearts and lives over to God to do His will. To receive the holy spirit, they need to [...]

All human beings have two natures-spiritual and physical. What is the difference between the spiritual nature of all human beings that returns to God after death and the Holy Spirit? How do they function together in the same body?

Nothing is stated in the Bible about mankind having two natures.  Genesis 2:7 teaches that God made man from the dust of earth then breathed life into him.  Man became a living soul. Soul = Body + Breath of life. He did not receive a soul with two natures. In fact, both the children of [...]

Is the Holy Spirit a force of God or a Person with purpose?

The holy spirit is God’s great power which He uses to accomplish His purposes. In the Old Testament, God used his power to create the world and all the living plants and animals. “And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters,” Genesis 1:2.  God also used it to perform miracles for [...]

What is the power, the impact and the growth of that Holy Spirit?

The major work of God’s holy spirit right now is the development of the church class (also called the bride of Christ). This is a tremendous work. God is taking natural, sinful people and through His mighty power and our obedience to His will is changing us into the character image Jesus. It would be [...]

What is the sin against the Holy Spirit which cannot be forgiven?

“There is a sin which is not unto death, [and] there is a sin unto death; I do not say you should pray for it.” (1 John 5:16) That sin is described as a sin against the holy Spirit of God. It is not due to ignorance or to accident, but is the result of [...]

According Mark 3 verses 28-30, what types of blasphemies to the Holy Spirit cannot be forgiven?

Mark 3:28-30 finds a parallel reference in Matthew 12:31-32 which says, “And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him; but whosoever speaketh against the Holy Spirit, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.”  Speaking against the Holy Spirit is [...]

If the Holy Ghost of the Old Testament and the Holy Spirit of the New Testament are the same, then why did Jesus say He left behind the Holy Spirit as a propitiation for us ?

There are three scriptures which use the word propitiation (in the King James Version), all of which say that Jesus is the propitiation (not the Holy Spirit) for the sins of the world. Romans 3:24,25 "Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to [...]