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Q: Does Acts 2:17 mean that “all people” from the Day of Pentecost forward have received God’s Holy Spirit, whether or not they have repented, believed and accepted God? “In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy,your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams” (Acts 2:17). R: The meaning and implications of Acts 2:17 are fascinating. CLICK HERE to continue reading
Photo credit: Fr Lawrence Lew OP/Flickr It's frustrating when our impression of the Holy Spirit of Beauty and Truth is tainted by previous, spiritually abusive associations. Sects that emphasize the work of the Spirit are as prone to spiritual striving and rigid legalism as any religious movement, despite vociferous claims to "freedom." Whether it's the "fire" of Evangelical revivalism, the Pentecostal two-step, tongues-speaking "charismania," the "prayer lines" of the renewal movement, or the politicized "prophets" who are still ranting away, I can testify firsthand that the sought-after "Presence" is not always so sweet when it blows through. ...
CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: God Is With Us– pg. 3 Brad Jersak: Phenomenal Cosmic Powers– pg. 8 Ed Dunn: The Season of Lights – pg. 10 Laura Urista: Christmas Presence – pg. 12 Richard Rohr: Centered in the Presence – pg. 14 Brad Jersak: Love or Syrupy Sentimentalism? -pg. 15
CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Religion: Where Is the Love? – pg. 1 Not That Kind of Christian – pg. 2 The Power of God's Love – pg. 5 Happy 100th Birthday – pg. 6 Crowned with Tender Mercies – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8 CLICK on MAGAZINE COVER BELOW for Flipping Page Format [real3dflipbook id="186"]
CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: The Circle Cannot Be Broken – pg. 1 Why Forgive? – pg. 2 Does the Trinity Really Matter? – pg. 5 In Dark Times – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8
CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Articles: Our Partner in Prayer – pg. 1 "What Is God's Plan for Your Life?" – pg. 2 Walking in the Jesus Way – pg. 5 One Verb: Tipping – pg. 7 Quotes & Connections – pg. 8
CLICK HERE to read now (PDF Format) Greg Albrecht: Forgiveness...Who First? – pg. 1 Laura Urista: The Best Father's Day Gift – pg. 7 Brian Zahnd: The Charm of Beauty in an Ugly Age – pg. 11 Greg Albrecht: "Did 'all people' receive the Holy Spirit on Pentecost?" – pg. 12 Amber Hamilton: Reflections on A More Christlike God – pg. 13 Brad Jersak: Wishful thinking? Or Blessed Hope! – pg. 15