The Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit: who is the Third Person of the Trinity, and the divine Agent in nature, revelation and redemption; that He convicts the world concerning sin, righteousness and judgment; that He regenerates, indwells, baptizes, seals and anoints all who become children of God through Christ; that he further empowers, guides, teaches, sanctifies and fills believers who daily surrender to Him.  We believe that the sign gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as speaking in tongues and the gift of healing, were temporary.  We believe that speaking in tongues was never the common or necessary sign of the baptism or filling of the Holy Spirit and that ultimate deliverance of the body from sickness or death awaits the consummation of our salvation in the resurrection, though God frequently chooses to answer the prayer of believers for physical healing.  Mark 16:17-20; John 3:5, 14:16, 17, 26, 16:7-14; Romans 8:9; 1 Corinthians 1:22, 12:13, 13:8, 4:21-22; 2 Corinthians 3:18, 12:12; Ephesians 1:13, 5:18; Hebrews 2:3-4.

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