Dr. Greg Waddell

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Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Part 6)

Let me summarize the points made in my previous posts. One of Luke’s purposes in writing Luke and Acts was to show how the events of Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection were fulfillment of promises God had made to Israel through the prophets. Those promises included the outpouring of the…

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Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Part 5)

In my last post, we looked at how Luke presents the outpouring of the Spirit and the offer of forgiveness as a second chance for the Jews in Jerusalem to enter God’s promised time of refreshing. Luke hinted that Israel would get a second chance when he included in his gospel…

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Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Part 4)

In my previous post, I talked about several components of God’s promise to Israel regarding the outpouring of His Spirit. Because of that outpouring . . . He would write His law on their hearts, Israel would experience an internal renewal of their heart and spirit, and This renewal (or refreshing) would bring…

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The Outpouring of the Holy Spirit

Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Part 3)

Communication always involves transferring an idea from the mind of one person to the mind of another (or others) through the medium either of speech or written text. The Bible is no different. As readers of the Bible, our goal is not to create our own meaning (what this means…

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Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit (Part 2)

Scanning the literature on the topic of the Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit, two interpretations rise to the surface as the most prevalant. Attributing to the Devil the Work of God’s Spirit One view is that “blasphemy against the Holy Spirit has to do with accusing Jesus Christ of being…

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Appreciate Differences

Brian Herbert, son of science fiction author Frank Herbert and a prolific author of science fiction himself, once said: “The capacity to learn is a gift; the ability to learn is a skill; the willingness to learn is a choice.” This is not only true for individuals but also for…

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  • Joel 2:23 September 20, 2018
    “Be glad, people of Zion, rejoice in the LORD your God, for he has given you the autumn rains because he is faithful. He sends you abundant showers, both autumn and spring rains, as before.”
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