Research Paper On Spirits
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Holy Spirit Baptism
A 5 page essay/research paper that discusses the meaning of baptism of the Holy Spirit in contemporary Christianity. Many Christians today promote the concept that "speaking in tongues" is proof-positive of "baptism of the Holy Spirit" (Williams 84). This brings up the questions as to whether or not those who have not spoken in tongues are without the Holy Spirit (Williams 84). There are dedicated Christians on both side of this debate. Basically, opinion on this issue falls into two camps. The Pentecostals or charismatic movement maintains that gifts of the Holy Spirit that the apostles experienced at Pentecost are still being experienced by Christians today. The opposite camp believes that the gifts of the Holy Spirit ended in the first century of Christian history. Both positions are discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.
The Holy Spirit According to Thomas R. Edgar and Jack Deere
A 6 page essay that contrasts and compares 2 texts. Surprised by the Power of the Spirit by Jack Deere (1993) describes Dr. Deere's conversion to the charismatic perspective on the Holy Spirit and his support for miracles of the Holy Spirit existing in the present era. Thomas R. Edgar takes the opposite stance in his text Satisfied with the Promise of the Spirit (1996), as he argues against the charismatic viewpoint and in favor of the traditional cessationist position, which asserts that Pentecostalism was limited to the first century of Christian history. Both texts are examined before relating this issue's practical application to current ministry. Bibliography lists 3 sources.
Karl Barth's Thoughts About The Holy Spirit
A 5 page paper that reports and explains some of Barth's theology about the Holy Spirit, for instance, it is only through the Holy Spirit that we can understand the Word. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
Ephesians 5:18-21 And The Holy Spirit
A 3 page paper that responds to this question: "Why only believers who are under the control of the Holy Spirit can evidence the joy, thanksgiving and submission presented in this passage?" The writer cites other Scripture to demonstrate the need for total submission to the Spirit and emphasizes the joy the believer feels when following the commands in this passage. Bibliography lists 5 sources.