Regarding matthew 7 v 22-23. Does this mean that one can have the holy spirit and still not enter into heaven as these people were doing wonders or does this mean that they never had the holy spirit and were doing these wonders due to a false spirit thus Christ saying he never knew them, but then why did they say they did all these things in Christ name?
Answer We must put the words of Jesus into practice like the wise man who built his house on a rock.
Suppose you saw a homeless man reach out his hand and raise a dead person to life and speak to a violent storm and command it to be calm, and you saw it happen. What would you think? You heard the same man teach people to love their enemies and to care for the poor. You saw him feed 5,000 hungry people starting with just five loaves and two fishes, with 12 baskets of food left over after the meal. After that, you saw the man killed by his enemies and then you saw him alive again a few days later? What would you think? Curious? THERE'S MUCH MORE HERE http://goo.gl/W0ukQX
I can answer questions about early Christianity, baptismal liturgy, pacifism, care for the poor, how to become a New Testament Christian. I have authored several books on these subjects and have been a Christian teacher for many years.
Daniel Keeran was born in Marion, Ohio. With a graduate degree in European history, he has developed a particular knowledge of baptismal fonts through extensive research, interviews with archaeologists, and visiting hundreds of baptismal sites in Europe and the Mediterranean region.
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Education/Credentials The author is a graduate of David Lipscomb University (BA, Biblical Literature and European History), the University of Kentucky (MA, European History), and Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville (MSW, Clinical Social Work).