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Differences Between The Water Baptism And The Moment Of Receiving The Holy Spirit, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor Dec 2011

Differences Between The Water Baptism And The Moment Of Receiving The Holy Spirit, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

From the New Testamental’s point of view, there are some differences between the time of the water baptism and the time of receiving the Holy Spirit. Even if chronologically the two acts can be very close, we can always make a clear temporal distinction between them. Using the most relevant passages from Acts, this article intends to prove that in all cases the baptism with the Holy Spirit was a distinct experience from the water baptism. The article also describes tangentially the receiving of the Holy Spirit.


Baptism In Water: Its Foundation, Form And Formula, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor Jun 2011

Baptism In Water: Its Foundation, Form And Formula, Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

Caleb Otniel Traian Nechifor

Water baptism is the most common act of worship being carried out in any religious denomination. This article intends to demonstrate that Christian baptism did not occur from now here, but it is the result of an ascending process of purification rituals found in the Old Testament. Also, in the content of the article are presented other forms of baptism. Regarding the formula used in water baptism, the careful reader of the Bible, raises a legitimate question : Why did Jesus Christ command baptism to be done “in the name of the Father, of the Son and of the Holy Spirit ...


The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, From The Mouths Of Children: John Wooley, G. Dan Harris Jun 2011

The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, From The Mouths Of Children: John Wooley, G. Dan Harris

G. Dan Harris

Our focus continues on those who influenced Wesley in these areas of ministry to children. In several articles, we will look at a number of accounts Wesley included in his journal that came directly from the children themselves. Wesley encountered a number of children, and stories of children, who testified to and displayed a deep level of holiness and spiritual maturity. Despite the fact that Wesley often did not expand on his thoughts concerning these accounts, the fact that he included them, and almost never discounted them, seems to clearly indicate that he took each account as genuine. This article ...


The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, Susannah Wesley: Conquering The Will Not The Spirit, G. Dan Harris May 2011

The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, Susannah Wesley: Conquering The Will Not The Spirit, G. Dan Harris

G. Dan Harris

In our effort to understand the influence Susannah Wesley had on her son John, we will focus on a letter sent to John from Susannah in July of 1732. When Susannah died in July of 1742, Wesley chose to include the letter he had received from her in his journal. Within the letter written to John by his mother, there are a number of themes including the necessity to break the will of the child.


The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, Susannah Wesley: Eight Key "By-Laws", G. Dan Harris Mar 2011

The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, Susannah Wesley: Eight Key "By-Laws", G. Dan Harris

G. Dan Harris

In our effort to understand the influence Susannah Wesley had on her son John, we will focus on a letter sent to John from Susannah in July of 1732. When Susannah died in July of 1742, Wesley chose to include the letter he had received from her in his journal. Within the letter written to John by his mother, there are a number of themes including the eight key aspects or “by-laws” included by Susannah in the education of her children.


The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, Susannah Wesley: The Educating Of The Wesley Children, G. Dan Harris Mar 2011

The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, Susannah Wesley: The Educating Of The Wesley Children, G. Dan Harris

G. Dan Harris

In our effort to understand the influence Susannah Wesley had on her son John, we will focus on a letter sent to John from Susannah in July of 1732. When Susannah died in July of 1742, Wesley chose to include the letter he had received from her in his journal. Within the letter written to John by his mother, there are a number of themes including the educational method of Susanna Wesley.


The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, The Moravians, G. Dan Harris Mar 2011

The Early Influences Of John Wesley, Concerning His Views Of The Ministry To Children, The Moravians, G. Dan Harris

G. Dan Harris

Our goal is to uncover and examine the rich depth of the writings Wesley included that dealt with the ministry to children and children’s spirituality. We begin with an examination of the people who most likely helped to shape Wesley’s views about Children. In this first article, we will focus on a visit that John Wesley made in the summer of 1738 to a group of Lutheran Pietist in Germany known as the Moravian Brethren.


How Much Does A Belief Cost?: Revisiting The Marketplace Of Ideas, Gregory Brazeal Jan 2011

How Much Does A Belief Cost?: Revisiting The Marketplace Of Ideas, Gregory Brazeal

Gregory Brazeal

Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. is often credited with creating the metaphor of “the marketplace of ideas,” though he did not use the exact phrase and his argument for free speech was not based on distinctively economic reasoning. Truly economic investigations of the marketplace of ideas have progressed in step with developments and trends in the law and economics literature. These investigations have tended to be one-sided, with writers focusing primarily either on the production of ideas (for example, Posner) or their consumption (for example, behavioral law and economics), without considering in depth how producers and consumers interact. This may ...


Book Review. Jesus Wars, By Philip Jenkins. Theology, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2011

Book Review. Jesus Wars, By Philip Jenkins. Theology, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


Book Review. Christ At The Center: The Early Christian Era, By Lisa D. Maugans Driver. Theology, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2011

Book Review. Christ At The Center: The Early Christian Era, By Lisa D. Maugans Driver. Theology, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


Book Review. Evagrius Of Pontus: Talking Back: A Monastic Handbook For Combating Demons, Trans. By David Brakke. The Way, Barnaby Hughes Jan 2011

Book Review. Evagrius Of Pontus: Talking Back: A Monastic Handbook For Combating Demons, Trans. By David Brakke. The Way, Barnaby Hughes

Barnaby Hughes

No abstract provided.


Religious Philosophy In Legion, Marten A. Dollinger Jan 2011

Religious Philosophy In Legion, Marten A. Dollinger

Marten A Dollinger

Despite cinematic shortcomings, the film Legion provides insight to an unusual understanding of Divine Command Theory.