The purpose of this page is to introduce and explain who we are and what we believe.  We do not expect or ask anyone to accept our words without proving them (, ); therefore, we will provide excess information for those who wish to take the time and read more.  Feel free to delve in or skip ahead as you wish.

We believe there is a God.

At the basis of all of our beliefs is the fact that someone crafted this world and everything in it. We believe that there is a God who created this world and that He is knowable. Throughout history He has interacted with mankind and at times gave written testimony for future generations. These writings have been compiled into one book called the Bible. We hold that this collection of writings is from God and therefore of divine importance.

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While this may seem obvious to most people; to more and more it is becoming a challenge.  There are no buildings without constructors, there are no paintings without a painter and there is no universe without a Creator!

Louis Pasteur said, “A little science estranges men from God, but much science leads them back to Him.”

Some of the most intelligent, wise, and creative people in the world did and do believe in God.

Physics: Newton, Faraday, Maxwell, Kelvin

Chemistry: Boyle, Dalton, Pascal, Ramsay

Biology: Ray, Linnaeus, Mendel, Pasteur

Geology: Steno, Woodward, Brewster, Agassiz

Astronomy: Kepler, Galileo, Herschel, Maunder

Raymond Vahan Damadian (1936) medical practitioner and inventor who created the MRI.

According to 100 Years of Nobel Prizes, a review of Nobel prizes awarded between 1901 and 2000, 65.4% of Nobel Prize Laureates have identified Christianity in its various forms as their religious preference. Overall, Christians have won a total of 78.3% of all the Nobel Prizes in Peace, 72.5% in Chemistry, 65.3% in Physics, 62% in Medicine, 54% in Economics and 49.5% of all Literature awards. – List of Christian Nobel laureates, List of Christians in science and technology
Perfection doesn’t come from spontaneous chaos.  It is impossible that an accident produced a universe run by such specificity.  The laws that allow science to be studied are solid and stable because someone created them that way.

Points of obvious understanding.
1. Someone created the universe.
“I want to know how God created this world.  I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element.  I want to know His thoughts.  The rest are details.” – Albert Einstein.

I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth that God Governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings, that “except the Lord build the House they labour in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.
I therefore beg leave to move-that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations, be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the Clergy of this City be requested to officiate in that Service.” – Benjamin Franklin

While it seems that neither of these men believed that Jesus was God in the flesh, it proves that even un-Christian men have noted that some god is above all.

2. Humans are different than all other animal life.  No monkey ever built a temple to worship the Creator of life.  No animal has ever searched for his origins.  However humans of every nation, island, and jungle have all searched for and worshiped gods of one kind or another.  Humans are unique!

3. Being that there is a Creator and humans are unique of all the animals, there is therefore a purpose for the existence of humans.  Programmers do not waste their time writing codes that serve no purpose.  Engineers do not spend hours constructing models that they do not intend to gain from.  Humans have a purpose for having been created.

4. This purpose is clearly known by the Creator of humans and therefore can only be perfectly understood by Him.

5. Based on the facts above it is clear that at one time or another, this Creator would have explained why He created these unique creatures.

6. Now search the annals of history for His message.  It would probably explain the origins of life, it would explain purpose, it would explain the future, and probably would give an understanding of the battle that exists between good and evil, as everyone struggles with selfish desires and moral responsibilities.

7. The Bible fits this general description. Now comes the examination of the text.

8. When the Bible is examined it is found to be of supernatural origins. No man could tell the future 100% perfect before it happened, and give such clear understanding of nature and history.  Choose a topic, then take the 10 most intelligent leaders in that field from a variety of countries and write one book with each of them writing a chapter or two.  Without having an editor go through it, this book would certainly contain contradictions and errors based on the differing opinions of the men.  The Bible was handed down by over 40 people over the span of about 2,000 years, and yet it remains faithful.  Science books change every 10 years, but the Bible remains the same.

9. Now we can search the Bible to see how God describes Himself.  Are there 1,000’s of gods, or is there just a negative god and a positive god?  Is He knowable, is He just a force, is He a He?  All these questions can be answered by a simple study of the book He inspired.
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We believe that this God is in the form of 3 persons.

This is called the Trinity.

The Bible constantly affirms that there is but one true God. However the Bible also explains that this one unity consists of 3 parts. Just as water is one thing and yet made up of 2 parts hydrogen and 1 part oxygen (H²0), God is one God and yet made up of 3 parts (, )

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At times the Old Testament showed all of the triune God but it most clearly showed God as one all powerful ruler over the whole earth.

Deuteronomy 32:39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

Isaiah 44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I am the LORD that maketh all things; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;

Yet the New Testament magnifies God to where it can be seen that this singular God is greater than one particle.  Where the Old Testament said, “..there is no god with me;” the New Testament declares, “...and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” ()  Jesus was not a god with God, Jesus is God with God or in other words a part of God with the triune God.  Where the Old Testament said that God created the heavens and earth by Himself, the New Testament clarifies, “In the beginning was the Word…All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.”()

Jesus was prophesied to be God in ; Paul calls Him God in , ; Matthew calls Him God in , Thomas calls Him God in , the Pharisees understood Jesus to be saying that He was God in , and the Father calls Him God in .

Jesus fulfills prophecies that God said He would do.  For example says God would give pastors, yet Jesus fulfills this in .  Jesus is called by the titles God is called by.  Jesus is called; , , , , , and more.  Jesus accepted , Jesus has the characteristics which only God possesses; He is , , , , , and .

Not only is Jesus God, but the Holy Spirit is also called God in .  He is also included in the listings with the Word and the Father in several places; , ; , , , .  He is also included in the group in several places , , , , , & .

The Holy Spirit is personal, He is not just a force or power.  Personality has 3 main characteristics; knowledge, feelings, and will.  A body is just part of a person, as Christians we believe .  To be a person does not mean to have toes, eyes, and hands, but to have personality.  There will come a day when we are  and yet we still have personality, we still exist.

So does the Bible say the Holy Spirit has personality, does He have knowledge, feelings, and a will?  The time will not be taken here to show the quantity of references given to support this, but we will show that the Holy Spirit does possess all of these personality traits.

    • He has a mind or thoughts according to and 
        • He has a will according to
            • He has feelings accoridng to  and

              Next the Holy Spirit does things that only a person can perform. He , He makes , and He .

              Thirdly the Holy Spirit takes the office of a person.  Jesus said that the Holy Spirit would be a comforter like Him.   The Greek word for is a word meaning another of the same kind as in Allotropes as contrasted to of a different kind as in heterosexual.  The Holy Spirit is another comforter of the same kind as Christ.

              *some of the previous points are taken from R.A. Torrey’s sermons in the book titled “The Holy Spirit: Who He Is and What He Does.”

              R.A. Torrey said, “If you think of the Holy Spirit as so many Christians do today as a mere influence or power, then your thought will constantly be, “How can I get hold of the Holy Spirit and use it?” But if you think of Him in the biblical way, as a person of divine majesty and glory, your thought will be, “How can the Holy Spirit get hold of me and use me?” – The Holy Spirit: Who He Is and What He Does

              The Trinity works together throughout the Bible.

              From the first chapter and the first book of the Bible to the last the Trinity is seen working together as a unity; humbly preferring and admiring the other above themselves.

              The Father draws people to the Son, the Son points them to the Father, the Father said “this is my Son in whom I am well pleased”, the Son said “the Father is greater than I”, the Holy Spirit points to the Son and joins the bride in encouraging others to come to the Son, yet Jesus said it was necessary for Him to leave so that the Holy Spirit could come.  And to tie it all up Jesus said that we should be one as they are.  Had Jesus just been subordinate, then this is just instruction for us to be subordinate, however if He is God, then it means that we should put others above ourselves and no one has a value above another, which is what Jesus taught.

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We believe the Bible.

History is written by the pen.  While we admit to the challenges of interpreting history we also confess that we read and study history with an eye on the promises of God.

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It would be nice if everyone would simply express facts, but the difficulty is that facts are influenced by the environment around them.  What did he say? how was it interpreted? what was his intent? was there motivation behind what was said?  All these factors and more go into the great study of the past.

Jerome once was very strong on the idea that Matthew’s gospel was originally written in Hebrew and that it still existed in his days.  Quotes can be taken from some of his early writings that claim this point very clearly.

Matthew also called Levi, apostle and aforetimes publican, composed a gospel of Christ at first published in Judea in Hebrew for the sake of those of the circumcision who believed, but this was afterwards translated into Greek though by what author is uncertain. The Hebrew itself has been preserved until the present day in the library at Caesarea which Pamphilus so diligently gathered.” – De Viris Illustribus, 3 (393 AD)

However after he had personally seen and translated this, his mind changed.

In the Gospel which the Nazarenes and Ebionites use (which I have lately translated into Greek from the Hebrew, and which is called by many (or most) people the original of Matthew)…” – Commentary on Matthew XII (398 AD)

In the Gospel according to the Hebrews which is indeed in the Chaldaean and Syriac speech but is written in Hebrew letters, which the Nazarenes use to this day, called ‘according to the apostles’, or, as most term it, ‘according to Matthew’, which also is to be seen in the library of Caesarea, the story tells: ‘Behold, the mother of the Lord and his brethren said unto him, ‘John Baptist baptizeth unto the remission of sins; let us go and be baptized of him.’ But he said unto them, ‘Wherein (what) have I sinned, that I should go and be baptized of him? unless peradventure this very thing that I have said is a sin of ignorance.” – Against Pelagius 3 (415 AD)

His language changed from a statement of fact to a statement of the majority’s opinion.  Depending on what someone would want to prove they could choose the quote that serves their purpose.  For example Jehovah’s Witnesses when making their attempt to prove their ideas say, “We can be sure that the Apostle Matthew included the name of God in his Gospel.  Why? Because originally it was written in Hebrew.  In the 4th century, Jerome, translator of the Latin Vulgate, says, “Matthew who is also Levi, and who from a publican became an apostle, at first composed a Gospel of Christ in Judea in the language and characters of Hebrew…It is not known with sufficient certainty who had it and then translated it into Greek.  The Hebrew itself is conserved to this day in the library of Caesarea.” – The Divine Name That Will Endure Forever 1984 (translation from the Italian version).

This type of dilemma is played out a thousand times in the writings of history.  Was King James a homosexual or did the man that first accused him have a grudge against him, did Origen really talk about infant baptism or did Rufinus add this into his Latin translations of Origen’s work?  Is the earth 70,000 years old, 2 billion, or 4.6 billion years old?  Science taught all three at different times.

The problem is that all opinions are based on limited facts that are available.  The millions of events that occurred in and around the situation that developed the thoughts of what one man said yesterday are unknown, not alone what someone said 1,000 years ago.  That is not to say that attempts should not be made.

We see history from a certain perspective.

1. We believe that God exists and has given His will to us.  He is the only one with all knowledge, and therefore His writings are not tainted with the limitations which man’s writings are.

2. When men disagree with God, we believe God. This is not an excuse for ignorance or stupidity.  Men’s opinions change by the week and science changes by the hour, God does not.

In 1968 Dr. Kenneth Cooper, a medical doctor and former Air Force Colonel, wrote a book called Aerobics.  He wrote about his findings from a study using the results of over 5,000 test subjects from a wide range of lifestyles.  He performed scientific studies and measured oxygen intake and the remaining oxygen exhaled from his subjects.  He organized and calculated all the data.  Then he put forth his idea to ensure the best way to exercise to get the most benefit for your body.  He says, “And the key to the whole thing is oxygen.”  This book was very popular.  Many people read this book and applied his suggestions to their lives.  In 1994 Dr. Cooper authored another book called Antioxidant Revolution.  In the introduction he says, “Readers of my previous books know that I have always emphasized the importance of aerobic exercise as the foundation of any preventive medicine or wellness program.  That basic recommendation has not changed.  Yet as more research has been conducted, it has become clear that an appropriate exercise prescription becomes more complicated-especially when you take into account exposure to free radical “triggers” such as overtraining.”  He says in the book, “…I have concluded that there is more to the story than I had originally thought.”  And, “…research has emerged showing clearly that not all oxygen is good oxygen.”  What a shock.  Many people had trusted in his scientific study to tell the truth.  Yet it is not really his fault, all observation is based on the information that is available; which is what Dr. Cooper admits in this statement from Antioxidant Revolution, “Admittedly, much of this information is speculative and based to some extent on anecdotal information.”  So he corrects what he wrote 26 years ago with information that is sketchy or subjective.  Some people may laugh at the lack of intelligence that existed in 1968 or even 1994.  “Science has progressed so much in the last 20 years.”  Just realize that in the next 20 years they will laugh at the limited knowledge of today.

3. While not ignoring the words of men, we look in history for the promises of God.

We believe in the promises of God.  We are not looking for God’s word in a cave or a library in the Vatican.  We believe that we possess the very words of God which have passed the test of time.  The materials they were printed on have been used and deteriorated, but accurate copies have been made and God’s words have passed through the centuries to today.

So it is that we claim with honesty our method of historical studies.  We encourage you to not just trust the words or any man, but to search for yourself.

1 John 5:9, “If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater…
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What is a church?

Definition of the word.
The word church means a called out assembly.
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The word used in the New Testament is ἐκκλησία.  According to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance this is a compound word, the first part meaning “out” or “from” and the second “to call.”  The strict definition given by Strong’s is “a calling out.”  Smith’s Bible Dictionary says, “Ecclesia, the Greek word for church, originally meant an assembly called out by the magistrate, or by legitimate authority. It was, in this last sense, that the word was adapted and applied by the writers of the New Testament to the Christian congregation.

The definition of the word shows that a church is a called out group of people.  The church that Jesus started was a called out group of believers.

Luke 6:13  And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples

The church is not a building, it is not bricks and stones, it is people.  However it is not just one person that is called out.  The word means the gathering of those who have been called out.

Based on it’s definition there are three main parts to the church.

  • The caller
  • The calling
  • The called

In analyzing these points throughout the Bible, it is clear that the church could be divided into two groups.  Wilmington’s Guide to the Bible says, “The ekklesia of the New Testament embraces both the total body of Christ (including living and departed believers) and individual local assemblies, with the main emphasis being placed on the latter meaning.  This position is held by most Bible students.

Group 1 is made up of all believers and Group 2 are the local individual assemblies.  Now the three parts of a church can be more thoroughly discussed by the their parts.

1. The Caller.
The caller is God.
For group 1 the caller is God.

John 1:11  He came unto his own, and his own received him not.

It must be remembered that Christ did not come to start the church.  He came unto Jews.  He was faithful to their festivals.  He was a Jew.  He started the church because of the failure of the Jewish system, and out of compassion for the sheep without a shepherd.  The church took the place of the Jewish synagogue. (Not the temple)

Luke 6:13  And when it was day, he called unto him his disciples

Matthew 4:18-22  And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.  (19)  And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.  (20)  And they straightway left their nets, and followed him.  (21)  And going on from thence, he saw other two brethren, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in a ship with Zebedee their father, mending their nets; and he called them.  (22)  And they immediately left the ship and their father, and followed him.

Matthew 9:35-38  And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.  (36)  But when he saw the multitudes, he was moved with compassion on them, because they fainted, and were scattered abroad, as sheep having no shepherd.  (37)  Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few;  (38)  Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.

While Jesus is the one calling out, the New Testament constantly calls the church, the church of God.

Acts 20:28  Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.

1 Corinthians 1:2  Unto the church of God which is at Corinth, to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints, with all that in every place call upon the name of Jesus Christ our Lord, both theirs and ours.

Also 10:32, 11:22, 15:9

John 15:16-19  Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.  (17)  These things I command you, that ye love one another.  (18)  If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.  (19)  If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.

However as this message was spread throughout the world there were formed other churches.  All of these churches were local groups of called out believers.  It should be remembered that during the beginning years of Christianity when the divide started between those who believed Jesus was the Messiah and the other Jews they were not called Christians right away.

While the Bible uses the illustration of a building to describe the church; the church is not a building made of physical stones, nor is it pews, or song books.  The church is people.  The church was not built and completed, it is still being built.  It is always growing so that even today Jesus is still building His church.
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Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
But he that is spiritual judgeth all things…
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.
For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God. Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifest in the flesh, justified in the Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the Gentiles, believed on in the world, received up into glory.
Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.
My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand. I and my Father are one. Then the Jews took up stones again to stone him. Jesus answered them, Many good works have I shewed you from my Father; for which of those works do ye stone me? The Jews answered him, saying, For a good work we stone thee not; but for blasphemy; and because that thou, being a man, makest thyself God.
But unto the Son he saith, Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: a sceptre of righteousness is the sceptre of thy kingdom.
Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion: And I will give you pastors according to mine heart, which shall feed you with knowledge and understanding.
And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ: Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:
Exodus 3:13-14 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. & John 8:28 Then said Jesus unto them, When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things.
Psalms 24:7-8 Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. & James 2:1 My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons.
Isaiah 44:6 Thus saith the LORD the King of Israel, and his redeemer the LORD of hosts; I am the first, and I am the last; and beside me there is no God. & Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
Psalms 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. & Hebrews 13:20 Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,
Psalms 98:9 Before the LORD; for he cometh to judge the earth: with righteousness shall he judge the world, and the people with equity. & 2 Timothy 4:1 I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom;
Matthew 28:9 And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying, All hail. And they came and held him by the feet, and worshipped him.
Matthew 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth.
Ephesians 1:23 Which is his body, the fulness of him that filleth all in all.
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
John 21:17 He saith unto him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me? Peter was grieved because he said unto him the third time, Lovest thou me? And he said unto him, Lord, thou knowest all things; thou knowest that I love thee. Jesus saith unto him, Feed my sheep.
Micah 5:2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
1 Peter 2:22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth:
But Peter said, Ananias, why hath Satan filled thine heart to lie to the Holy Ghost, and to keep back part of the price of the land? (4) Whiles it remained, was it not thine own? and after it was sold, was it not in thine own power? why hast thou conceived this thing in thine heart? thou hast not lied unto men, but unto God.
For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one.
Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: as well as He is seen at important events with both the Son and the Father
In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. (2) And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. (3) And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: (17) And lo a voice from heaven, saying, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
Then was Jesus led up of the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted of the devil. (2) And when he had fasted forty days and forty nights, he was afterward an hungred. (3) And when the tempter came to him, he said, If thou be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread. (4) But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; (17) Even the Spirit of truth… (26) But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. (5) And there are differences of administrations, but the same Lord. (6) And there are diversities of operations, but it is the same God which worketh all in all.
The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Ghost, be with you all. Amen.
For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.
Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.
If ye be reproached for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of God resteth upon you: on their part he is evil spoken of, but on your part he is glorified.
Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.
And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
2 Corinthians 5:8 We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.
And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.
For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God.
But all these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will.
Now I beseech you, brethren, for the Lord Jesus Christ’s sake, and for the love of the Spirit, that ye strive together with me in your prayers to God for me;
And grieve not the holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption.
1 Corinthians 2:10 But God hath revealed them unto us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searcheth all things, yea, the deep things of God,
Romans 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
John 14:26 But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.
And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; (17) Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.