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Lent invites us to the Holy Spirit, master of the interior life

As we continue our journey through Lent, our task is to keep our attention on the paschal mystery of the Lord Jesus Christ, namely his passion, death and resurrection. We are called to direct all that we do towards this singular and moving mystery. As we try to understand this mystery, we are guided by […]

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FaithLife Devotional: The Holy Spirit is essential | Opinion

Salvation occurs when we trust Jesus as our Savior. He forgives us, transforms us and considers us righteous. At this time we are redeemed, and though we continue to struggle against sin, it is a defeated enemy. Then, over time, our service, gifts, and love for God should naturally become greater. Unfortunately, many Christians sit […]

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Holy Spirit, impersonal force or loving friend? | Opinion

IIt drives me crazy to read any article or book where the Holy Spirit is mentioned as a nebulous force or energy! The Holy Spirit is not some force or an “it”. An “it” cannot teach you. An “it” cannot comfort you, sustain you, or guide you to all truth! And that’s what Jesus said […]

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Bulgarians celebrate Epiphany Day, the Holy Cross is thrown into the water – Novinite.com

Today it’s Epiphany, name day is celebrated by Yordan, Yordanka, Dancho, Dana, Boyan, Bogdan and Bogdana. The Bulgarian army battle flags are consecrated on January 6, the tradition was revived in 1993, before the ritual was performed from 1879 to 1946. Meals on the table on Epiphany include fresh bread, sauerkraut, stuffed peppers, cabbage, beans, […]

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This Young Girl’s Beautiful Letter to Santa Shows the Holy Spirit in Action

This incredible story will inspire young and old. Recently, Brother Mike Herlihey, a Capuchin friar, shared on Facebook a wonderful conversation he had with a 12-year-old girl, Sara Marques, about the Holy Spirit, and a letter she had sent to Fr. Christmas. You might think that a spiritual conversation and a letter to Santa Claus […]

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How can a Christian not believe in the Holy Spirit?

Through Oscar Amaechina, Opinion contributor | Thursday, September 30, 2021 I recently observed that the least known person in the Trinity is the Holy Spirit. Lack of knowledge of the Holy Spirit could also be responsible for the lack of revival in churches around the world. In 2009, Barna Group conducted a study which found […]

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Yes there is a Holy Spirit

Through Robin schumacher, Exclusive columnist | Monday, September 20, 2021 “Some 62% of born-again Christians who self-identify hold that the Holy Spirit is not an actual living being, but is simply a symbol of the power, presence or purity of God, ”says the latest survey from the Cultural Research Center of Arizona Christian. University. This […]

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Vocational directors meet at the Sainte-Croix seminary

by Father TIEN CAO Each year, vocation directors from all New Zealand dioceses meet at Holy Cross Seminary and, with the staff there, we discuss, learn and plan together how we can best support and accompany our candidates for the priesthood. in the context of the New Zealand Catholic Church. We are all excited about […]

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The personality of the Holy Spirit

This is another part of a series of excerpts from “What Every Christian Should Know About the Trinity,” published by the High Street Press of the MBC (visit highstreet.press). The Bible reveals both the personality and the divinity of the Holy Spirit. In this column we focus on Spirit as a person, for without personality […]

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The Holy Spirit is God

This is another part of a series of excerpts from “What Every Christian Should Know About the Trinity,” published by the High Street Press of the MBC (visit highstreet.press). In some ways, the Holy Spirit is the neglected, if not forgotten, member of the Trinity. The biblical doctrines of foreknowledge, election, predestination, and adoption awaken […]

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The dogma of the Holy Trinity is the foundation of Christian life | Catholic National Register

If it is true that God loves us – that he is even Love – then why would he not want to show himself to us? There should be little debate – for believers, that is – that the dogma of the Trinity remains thefundamental truth of the Christian life, no greater than one can […]

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Love is the key to understanding the mystery of the Holy Trinity – Catholic Philly

Mgr. Joseph Prior By Mgr. Joseph Prior • Posted on May 28, 2021 (See the readings of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, May 30) Like most priests, I have had the great privilege of seeing many couples take their marriage vows. The normal course of preparation is for the couple to help prepare […]

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4 ways to increase the presence of the Holy Spirit in your life

Some tips for welcoming the Holy Spirit with renewed fervor and availability. One day, the Apostles ask Jesus: “Lord, increase faith in us. And Jesus answers them with the parable of the mustard seed. We too might be tempted to ask for a greater measure of the Holy Spirit in order to be able to […]

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Pentecost is a time to remember the presence of the Holy Spirit in all creation | Earth beat

A prairie dog stands near a hill outside the Independence Mine State Historical Park June 26, 2019, near Palmer, Alaska. (CNS / The Compass / Sam Lucero) The great celebration of Pentecost is, of all our liturgical feasts, the most centered solemnity on the Holy Spirit. And yet the depth of what we believe and […]

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Roma Downey: ‘Resurrection’ Easter Movie Captures the Holy Spirit

By Jeannie Ortega LawChristian Post reporter | Wednesday, March 24, 2021 The movie “Resurrection” is coming to Disney+ | get.discoveryplus.com/resurrection Discovery+ is gearing up for the release of new religious film ‘Resurrection’ from ‘The Bible’ producers Roma Downey and Mark Burnett, and unlike other cinematic retellings of the historic moments of Christ’s resurrection, they include […]

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DC Collier: How I Know the Holy Spirit is Real | Homes and Lifestyle

“To all who are led by the Spirit of God, they are sons and daughters of God. For you have not received a spirit of bondage leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons and daughters whereby we cry out, ‘Abba! Dad!’ The Spirit Himself testifies with our spirit […]

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The Word, the Holy Spirit and Failure

Swedish Lutheran bishop and novelist Bo Giertz cites three things that help us have faith in Christ’s work for our salvation: the Word of God, the Holy Spirit, and our personal failure. In his collection of sermons, A Year of Grace, Vol. 1, translated by long-time commentator on this blog Bror Erickson, Giertz preaches the […]

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Who is the Holy Spirit?

The Holy Spirit is, according to Christians, the eternal, active and personal presence of God. Major Christian beliefs describe God as a Trinity – three persons in one – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. Christianity teaches that the Holy Spirit is not a powerful force or a generalized supernatural presence, but a personal being who […]

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Finding Faith: Six Ways the Holy Spirit Transforms Our Lives | News, Sports, Jobs

Reverend Don Grant The Holy Spirit empowers believers to live like Jesus and be daring witnesses for him. Of course, there are a few ways to go about it, so we’ll take a look at the most common ones. Jesus said in John 16: 7 that it was in our best interests for him to […]

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50 Bible Verses About The Holy Spirit You Should Know

For a majority of Christians, the Holy Spirit is one-third of the Trinity, and memorizing verses on the Spirit of God is encouraged to do so. “The Triune God,” also known as the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is mentioned several times in the Bible. There are two symbols in the New Testament that are […]

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Ethics and religion discussion: What is the Holy Spirit?

Reverend Steven Manskar, pastor of Trinity United Methodist Church in Grand Rapids, responds: “The symbol of Nicaea tells us that the Holy Spirit is ‘the Lord, who gives life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son, who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified, who has spoken through the prophets.’ The […]

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The Divinity and Personality of the Holy Spirit – Sunday Magazine – The Guardian Nigeria News – Nigeria and World News

When Paul went to Ephesus and asked the disciples if they were receiving the Holy Spirit, when they believed they replied, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit” (Acts 19). : 1-2). If such a question were to be asked of us today, the answer would most likely be, “Ah, […]

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12 things to know and share about the Holy Trinity | Catholic National Register

The Church teaches that the Holy Trinity is the central mystery of the Christian faith. But what do you know about this mystery? What is his story ? What does it mean? And how to prove it? Here are 12 things to know and share … 1. Where does the word “Trinity” come from? It […]

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On Hope and the Holy Spirit | Catholic National Register

“Be worthy of the flame that consumes you.” —Paul Claudel When a word is spoken, does something happen? Take the word hope, for example. When you hear it, is something calculated? In other words, will it mean extra-mental reality in your mind, or is it just sound and spelling? Samuel Johnson, in his famous dictionary […]

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Pentecost and the power of the Holy Spirit | Catholic National Register

Sunday, May 31 User Guide Sunday May 31 is Pentecost Sunday. Mass readings: Acts 2: 1-11; Psalm 104: 1, 24, 29-31, 34; 1 Corinthians 12: 3-7, 12-13; John 20: 19-23. When I was in third or fourth grade, our teacher invited a guest speaker to address our class on the subject of the Middle East […]

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Was Tertullian the first to claim that the Holy Spirit is a person?

The traditional teaching of the church about God is that God is a Trinity of three co-equal and co-eternal Persons: the Father, the Son (Jesus Christ) and the Holy Spirit. Anyone who reads my blog a lot knows that I was a Trinitarian for twenty-two years, then I changed to believe that the Bible presents […]

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infomercial | Father, Son and Holy Spirit – do they make a trinity? | Remark

It is commonly accepted that the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit form a Trinity; further, that the concept of the Trinity is difficult to explain but must be accepted by faith. But, does the alleged difficulty in explaining it really expose us to adopting questionable ideas that might be damaging to accept? First […]

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Assemblies of God official website (US)

Don’t miss any story. Follow AG News! Message this EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared in the Pentecostal gospel in a series called “Theology in a Nutshell”. It felt good to the Holy Spirit and to us. … ”These words spoken by the Jerusalem Council in making an important decision of the church in Acts […]

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Official website of the Assemblies of God (USA)

Don’t miss any story. Follow AG news! Send this message EDITOR’S NOTE: This article originally appeared in the pentecostal gospel in a series entitled “Theology in brief”. It seemed good to the Holy Spirit, and to us. …” These words spoken by the Council of Jerusalem in making an important decision of the church in […]

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The Holy Trinity | Corazon Damo-Santiago

God, through the centuries, has revealed himself to holy people to inspire them in their works for his kingdom. Although Jesus, while on earth, alluded to the Holy Spirit in certain events of his speeches and teachings, this was never fully revealed. The Holy Spirit was given by God the Father in answer to Jesus’ […]

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Loved, forgiven and empowered, the actions of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit

The three meditations are truly Trinitarian: they each express the action of one of the persons of the Holy Trinity. We are loved. We are forgiven. We are empowered. June 16, 2019 Solemnity of the Most Holy TrinityReadings: Proverbs 8: 22-31;Romans 5: 1-5;Gospel: John 16: 12-15 For many years, I have encouraged people, young and […]

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The Holy Trinity: Reflection on Trinity Sunday | The Guardian Nigeria News

Trinity Sunday is a very special Sunday of the liturgical year. The Church year revolves around the orbits of the Sun of Righteousness, Jesus Christ, commemorating his life and activities here on earth, namely: his coming, birth, manifestation, passion, death, resurrection , his ascension and the sending of the Holy Spirit. Trinity Sunday, which is […]

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Loved, forgiven and strengthened, the actions of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit

The three meditations are truly Trinitarian: they each express the action of one of the Persons of the Holy Trinity. We are loved. We are forgiven. We are empowered. June 16, 2019 Solemnity of the Most Holy TrinityReadings: Proverbs 8:22-31;Romans 5:1-5;Gospel: John 16:12-15 For many years I have encouraged people, young and old, to join […]

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The Trust Walk – Let the Holy Spirit Be Our Guide

On retreats as a teenager, I remember taking confidence walks. We were blindfolded and guided by another person around obstacles, bends and bends, and through narrow doors, the purpose being to instill trust in God through the one in charge. The feeling of loss of control and helplessness is overwhelming and frightening. With each step, […]

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Pope to Regina Coeli: “The Holy Spirit teaches and animates the Church”

Ahead of Regina Coeli’s Sunday prayer, Pope Francis reflects on how the Holy Spirit guides us and the Church to bear witness to the Risen Christ. By Devin Watkins Inspired by the Gospel of 6e Easter Sunday (John 14: 23-29), Pope Francis says that Jesus promised never to leave the apostles alone, as he prepared […]

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The Holy Spirit enlightens Jesus for us all

From the writings of Reverend Billy Graham Q: I hear a lot of religious people talk about connecting to the spirit world, which sounds “scary,” but Christians themselves seem to place more emphasis on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is all so confusing. Is the Holy Spirit different from the spirit world, and […]

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The divinity of the Holy Spirit

This is the second in a two-part series on the Personality and Divinity of the Holy Spirit. In the previous column, we looked at the biblical evidence for the personality of the Holy Spirit; that is, the Spirit is an He, not an that. Once Spirit’s personality is established, his divinity is a biblically faithful […]

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The Holy Trinity is the closeness of God to humanity

UNDERSTANDING GOD By Mgr. John Wynand Katende Monotheists (Jews, Christians, and Muslims) believe that God is far too great for a human to fully understand. There is a huge gap between God and mankind. God belongs to the invisible world and we belong to the visible world. God must therefore reveal himself to us and […]

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Holy Trinity: some analogies to help us understand

CS Lewis made a famous analogy of “flatland”, squares and cubes in his Pure christianity. He said that the inhabitants of the plain could not imagine a two-dimensional plane, and that those of this world without a third dimension could not imagine the third. Yet all three do exist, and a cube has a “unit” […]

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The Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity: Missionary Disciples

When the bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean gathered in 2007 in Aparecida, Brazil, they proclaimed: “The Church is called to rethink her mission in depth … by confirming, renewing and revitalizing the newness of the Church. ‘Gospel rooted in our history. . “This statement comes from the document released as conclusions of this […]

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The Most Holy Trinity is the model of our love and of our lives

Madeleines are the most famous pastries in literature. One of these small French shell-shaped sponge cake, soaked in tea, began the long journey in memory that is Marcel Proust’s masterpiece, In Search of Lost Time. You have what we now call a Proustian moment when an object or incident triggers a flood of long dormant […]

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Why Some Christians Are Not Open to the Holy Spirit: Scot McKnight

Through Brandon showalter, Christian Post reporter | Sunday 20 May 2018 Scottish McKnight. | (Photo: Courtesy of Scot McKnight) A New Testament scholar discusses a subject that has confused sincere Christians through the ages: the identity and function of the third Person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. Scot McKnight, 64, a New Testament professor […]

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5 Books You Should Read to Learn About the Holy Spirit

Pixabay The approach of Pentecost is an ideal time to reflect more on the gift of the Holy Spirit and the role it plays in our individual lives. The incredible blessing available to every Christian is the gift of the Holy Spirit, but sometimes we can forget it’s there, feel confused about its purpose, or […]

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5 books to read to learn more about the Holy Spirit

Pixabay The approach of Pentecost is a great time to reflect more on the gift of the Holy Spirit and the role it plays in our individual lives. The incredible blessing available to every Christian is the gift of the Holy Ghost, but sometimes we can forget it’s there, feel confused about its purpose, or […]

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50 biblical proofs of the Holy Trinity | Catholic National Register

In short, the Holy Trinity is the belief that the one God subsists in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, Jesus (who took flesh in the incarnation and became man) and God the Holy Spirit. They are all God, with the same divine attributes, but relate to each other as Subject and Object. […]

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Is the Holy Spirit overlooked in the book of Revelation?

Throughout much of the history of Christianity, the Holy Spirit mentioned so often in the New Testament was not mentioned very often by Christians. But that really started to change at the turn of the twentieth century with the emergence of the Pentecostals and, later, their younger brothers and sisters the charismatics. In fact, this […]

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what is he and what does he do?

Pixabay It is hard to imagine how the disciples felt between the ascension of Jesus and the arrival of the Holy Spirit. They had spent years following Jesus and growing closer to him, watching him die and rise from the dead, only to have him taken from them and ascended to heaven. But the departure […]

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Convincing the World: Saint John Paul II’s Encyclical on the Holy Spirit

By Thomas V. Mirus (bio – articles – email) | 23 Aug 2015 The Holy Spirit may seem, from a human point of view, the most obscure person in the Holy Trinity. He is certainly the least “personifiable” in the anthropomorphic sense, as one easily sees in the countless representations of the Trinity in Christian […]

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Is the Holy Spirit really God? The Trinity, as defined by Constantinople

By AnonMoos [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons Sunday May 31 is Trinity Sunday–Or, more formally, the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity. In honor of the holiday, I thought I would discuss the Trinity a bit – what it means, and when the concept of a God who is “Three in One” was officially defined. […]

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Is the Holy Spirit like electricity?

A recent LifeWay Research poll, as reported in Facts & Trends magazine, reveals that 59 percent of American evangelicals believe the Holy Spirit is a force, not a personal being, and 10 percent are unsure. This lack of understanding of the divine and personal nature of Spirit is most comfortable in counterfeit forms of Christianity […]

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New book by Charles Morris explains the forms of the Holy Spirit

“This book will bring clarity to difficult questions and help correct misconceptions about who the Holy Spirit is and what he does.” Thomasville, NC (PRWEB) May 22, 2014 After witnessing a general misuse and neglect of the Holy Spirit, pastor and author Charles Morris felt he needed to speak about biblical truths involving the person, […]

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If the Holy Spirit is a full person, then why isn’t He seated on the great throne in heaven?

The three major monotheistic religions of the world are Judaism, Christianity and Islam. All three claim to worship the one and only God, the God of the Bible. But all three do not agree on who this God is. Most Christians are Trinitarian because they believe in their doctrine of the Trinity. (I was a […]

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The Holy Spirit is not a person; The identity of God that only gets worse

Most Christians believe in the Trinity since that is what their church teaches. He says that God is an essence composed of three coequal and coeternal persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Thus, the Holy Spirit is considered a Person in its own right. The church hasn’t always believed that. During the […]