Receiving the Gift of the Holy Spirit

In this teaching, we will consider the question: When Do You Receive the Holy Spirit?  Specifically, we will be investigating whether believers receive the Holy Spirit WHEN they believe – making receiving synonymous with believing; or whether believers receive the Holy Spirit AFTER they believe – making receiving subsequent to believing.

There are basically two views on this matter – the traditional Evangelical view and the traditional Pentecostal view.  I’ll present these two views and a third view – which is a comprehensive view agreeing with certain aspects of the truth in both of the traditional views.

 

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Quo Vadis

God is always moving forward in His kingdom plans and purposes. He never moves backward. And for those who love Him, He never stops moving in our lives for His glory. But to continue moving on with God “from glory to glory” requires our living “from faith to faith”. It takes an act of faith