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Great start Andrew !
I look forward to reading your articles on this new website. I like to offer a few topics addressed in the future: the inspiration of the scriptures, the preservation of the scriptures, why should anyone care which translation they use, criterias for choosing an english translation to read and to study. Thanks!
Hi Andrew, you're off to a good start. Looking forward to watching your site evolve.
Your thoughts on various subjects are very useful. I just thought I'd fly this by you.
You wrote: "I can say that the clear testimony of the whole scripture tells us that there is One God, and Jesus is that God."
I tried to look at every quote with the word spirit and did not find any reference to people praying to the spirit of God or the bible advocating it.
Also in the Old testament though God and his spirit were active the prophets never had confusion as to which “God” to pray to and worship.
Jehovah/YHWH was their God and by HIS spirit he worked with his people.
Why don’t we just leave it as ‘God and his spirit’ as taught in scriptures and not go further and say God the God and God the Spirit?
I have seen Pastors pray to the Spirit? Why do they do this when it is not taught and no example of such a practice is found in scriptures. We find references to Pray IN the spirit TO God but not Pray TO the spirit.
Thanks for stopping by. The closest scripture I could think of on that question would be John 4:24, "God is a Spirit; and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." God is a Spirit in heaven as well as the Spirit in us.
Rom 8:26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.
Prayer seems a little more appropriate when it is directed to heaven. If God is dwelling in us then we should be able to "talk" with that Spirit with our spirit... the Spirit (God) helps us to pray to God (who is a Spirit.)
This is not a proper discussion page, but I do respond to email...
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